People tend to focus on a lot of silly details when it comes to designing exercise programs. Many of them don’t matter.
But some do!
One of the details that may actually matter is exercise order. A review article recently published in the journal Sports Medicine summarized the current research on this topic. 1 Most of the findings are intuitive, lining up well with conventional gym-wisdom. However, there were a few findings that go against popular belief.
Let’s quickly summarize: