A goal of this forum is to determin the ideal order of operations for both strength and endurance training. A system that works the body completly, and with minimal effort.
Form my experiance, the system that best does this is one that performs multiple tasks at once, and works from largest impact to smallest.
What order we do things in is the key to success. I personaly feel that the most efficient way to do this is to start with the largest muscle groups, and work your way to the smallest. typicaly when working a larger group, the smaller ones are being used as well, so in theory by the time you make it to them, any and all training is a bonus. I've also found that range of motion is a key. Doing exercises that require a greater range of motion tend to hit more regions and be more efficient. Example: Start with hindu pushups, then do standard.
As for cardio, Intervals seem to be the reigning king. Take Tabata for example. simple structure, quick and efficient. 4 minutes that equal 20 of traditional cardiovascular exercise. Its the quickest most efficient way i've yet read of or attempted to drasticly overhaul your cardio.
The biggest goal of this forum is to get inteligent minds thinking about how to best design a workout that takes little time, and provides great results. Please, feel free to give your input.