I have a question for those of you who have been doing this longer than I. Instead of lifting heavy weights in the manner that Mark suggests, I prefer to do a couple of lifts three or four times a week and follow it by slow easy cardio. My concern is that I have noticed that after lifting my heart rate is elevated for the remainder of my cardio session. For instance, I will do a nice slow pace on the row machine, elliptical, and stair machine at a pace that pre-lifting puts me in a heart rate of roughly 70% of my max. However, after I have done a couple lifts, my heart rate is elevated into the mid to low 80s, even though I am going at the same pace. I am not out of breath, I could maintain the speed for hours, as it is easy for me, but the lifting has elevated my body temperature and therefore elevated my heart rate. I do not want to trigger cortisol being released into my body or put myself through undue stress. Do you folks think I am good here, or should I slow down? I could of course lift on days I don't do the cardio, but I enjoy doing them together. I figure Grok would occasionally have to lift something heavy and then continue hiking or doing what was necessary to get to his final destination, and he likely would not have slowed down. Simply would have continued at a comfortable pace.
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Lifting and cardio