I'm a newbie to the fitness world and I've been trying to figure out the best workout routine for me. I have heard conflicting advice about whether or not to do cardio before every workout session or limit it to certain days only.
Personally, I have been doing about 10-15 minutes of cardio before each workout, mostly on the treadmill or elliptical. I feel like it gets me warmed up and ready for my main workout. However, I have also heard that doing too much cardio can actually hinder muscle growth and recovery.
I primarily want to build muscle and tone my body, but I also want to improve my overall cardiovascular health. So my question is, should I continue to do cardio before every workout session or should I limit it to certain days only? And if so, which days should I focus on cardio and which days should I focus on strength training?
Thank you in advance for any advice or insights you can provide!