Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. knucks

    knucks Senior member

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    not much mention of it because it seems like a dumb program
     


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    The writer of the program pulled 700lb, jus sayin.....
     


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    Had a surprisingly decent workout today. Had a bit much to drink last night and couldn't sleep most of the night *and* felt like shit most of the morning. Missed the last rep on squats, but not bothered by it.

    Also any distance runners in this thread? The reason I ask is that I'll be running a half (does this even qualify as distance?) in May and I'm wondering if running four/five days a week (plus one day of cross train) plus lifting heavy 3 days a week would simply be too much. FWIW, I'm more concerned about maintaining the strength gains I've made more so than not running up to par.
     


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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    He lives in the UK and works out at an MMA gym. I worked out there I think just 3-4 times but I could see there are some characters there.
     


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    Training for a half marathon is no cakewalk, and if you try to run one while being bulky you're going to be in hell. Pick your battles, my friend... You almost guaranteed will not be able to maintain your gains if you're training liike you need to.
     


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    Questions like this have a lot to do with the person asking. If you are an athlete who has spent prime years developing the ability to recover from intense running and lifting, then sure, you can pull that off. If you are an intermediate level recreational lifter who consumes a large portion of your weekly ability to recover, you probably won't pull it off. I don't think anyone can answer for you, but odds would probably suggest that weight training (that's 'training') and half training aren't going to coexist.
     


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    Thanks for the feedback. And just to clarify, I certainly didn't expect training to be a cakewalk. I guess since I won't be training for speed (more or less looking to run at a 11 min pace), I was deluding myself in thinking that I could still train and maintain gains...

    I certainly do have to focus on one...
     
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    El Argentino Senior member

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    On my off days I'll run 5-6 miles @ 7:30 mile. I think 11 minute mile would be very doable - you may slow progress, but I still am getting gains on my lifts.
     


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    samblackbones Senior member

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    This thread is more of the 'lifting thoughts thread'
    11 min/ mile shouldn't pose a challenge assuming you aren't generally unhealthy/obese/over 55
    There's a good running thread on sf as well.
     


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    11 min pace? Srsly? Come on dude... you can probably power walk a 15 minute pace. Aim for something single digits at the least.

    I hate running, but when I do it I primarily focus on stride.... a shitty stride and landing will make it much more painful and fatiguing than necessary. Running is just repeated controlled falling. If you're in decent shape, just practice proper technique and you'll be fine.
     


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    Oh yeah, I'm now a certified OL judge \o/



    ..like, the lowest level possible, but licensed nonetheless.
     


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    Reading through this whole thread, got to January of last year, post 2845. Cooking a cheat meal now, I want to try a Chariy style cheat day but know I won't have the willpower to starve myself the next day.
     


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    doesnt matter
     


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    db_ggmm Senior member

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    You can certainly attempt it and then reassess if you experience negative side effects.
     


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