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runners that don't lift and lifters that don't run..

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what are each extreme missing out on? if you had to pick one..
 

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I'd run and not lift. You can do plenty of things that build up muscle endurance, power, and strength, with no weights, just, the ground. There is no way you can build up cardio with no running. You can do other cardio exercises, but I'm assuming that using other machinery would be cheating, yes?
 

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Swimming > running.
 

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For me running feels like an absolute chore. Any time I'm doing cardio I'm constantly looking at the clock waiting for it to be over. Lifting weights is fun.
 

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I don't know which is better for overall health but I will say this. When I lift but do no cardio, I maintain my shape and don't gain any weight. When I do cardio but don't life, I tend to get a little fleshy.
 

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If you don't lift you won't look aesthetic. You can maintain low levels of bf% with no conditioning. Squartz and prowler ftw.
 
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For me running feels like an absolute chore. Any time I'm doing cardio I'm constantly looking at the clock waiting for it to be over. Lifting weights is fun.

opposite for me
 

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I prefer to just do cardio (run and bike), but I've started to see and feel the benefits from lifting, too.
 

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If only one, definitely weights. You can get a damn good cardio workout in with kettlebells, and the extra work will make keeping fit easier. I have to work my ass off now to stay fit despite training for ultra distance races in the different sports.
 

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Athletic*. And that's not true, it varies from person to person. I know many people who just run, and knew many in high school who just ran and looked plenty athletic.

As for me I'd just run.
 

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Athletic*. And that's not true, it varies from person to person. I know many people who just run, and knew many in high school who just ran and looked plenty athletic.

As for me I'd just run.

Strong lack of knowledge of vocabulary.
 

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I mean't to use the word aesthetic.
 

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I see, I made a mistake, I happen to know that word.

Good luck in a life and career in which you extrapolate from one data point!
 

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Can't extrapolate from 1 point, but yeah cool.
 

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