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Running everyday and weight lifting?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by MrNick, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. jarude

    jarude Distinguished Member

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    Buddy was asking if he could run, lift weights, gain muscle and no fat. It's a pipe dream, end thread. You can run seriously, you can lift weights seriously, but doing both is going to detract from one or the other and not allow one to do what the OP wanted. And if I sound defensive its because why comes into every.single.thread and shits all over everything without explaining himself. Thanks for the diction check, too! [​IMG] Are all 11 741 of your posts this helpful?
     

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    Nice. Take 2 weeks off...

    laywerdad complaining about wiggle words, good one!
     

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    Having a good physical build is created by the weights. But to feel really good and get a massive improvement in your sex life you want some decent hard cardio work.
     

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    People run because its the idiots guide to fitness.

    It's an important aspect of overall fitness - there aren't many competitive sports that don't have some element of running to them, and its an important capability to have in overall life. While you don't need to be able to run a 2-hour marathon at the drop of a hat, being able to cover a mile or two without keeling over is as important as being able to bench your body weight or more.
     

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    Is this a backhanded attempted justification to stay plump? Not sure entirely sure what you're implying.
    No. Running is very easy for some guys and very hard for others. It's not an all-purpose exercise for everyone. Guys who find running easy and "exhilarating" tend to have a light build and don't add muscle as easily. This whole thread is pointless unless the original poster posts pics of 1) his body, and 2) the body he wants (using someone else as an example).
     

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  7. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Stylish Dinosaur

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    lolz, sounds like an excuse for garbage genetics.

    the hulkomania bodybuilders forget that not everyone is trying to look like a fiery turd.

    if you want an aesthetically pleasing body that is functional, ie: turn heads when your shirt is off and doesn't get winded when running from a dog, then yes, lift weights and run (or do some form of cardio).
     

  8. Grayland

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    lolz, sounds like an excuse for garbage genetics.

    Garbage genetics for getting huge or garbage genetics for having decent endurance? The marathon runner who can't do a single pull-up is useless, but the muscle-head who's only real cardio is walking on a treadmill because they want to "maintain" is pretty useless too. Occasionally, you'll meet a beast who does both really well, but more often than not, people gravitate towards their genetic potential in regards to sports/fitness. Haven't seen too many 6 ft. 250 lb. guys winning any 10K races or any 5'5 135 lb. guys winning any Highland Games competitions.
     

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    ^true enough. most people aren't really good at anything.
     

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    True, but are competitive sprinters lean and muscular because they sprint or are they natural sprinters because they are lean and muscular? I'm with you on sprints being excellent exercise and a better way to maintain any muscle mass you have/desire than distance running, but if you're naturally built like a cross country runner, running sprints isn't going to make you look a competitive sprinter.

    Disagree. If you are naturally built like a cross country runner and train as a competitive sprinter for 2 years, I definitely believe you will look "more" like the sprinter than when you started.
     

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    Some sprinters are light, others are bigger. It depends on the distance and the individual.

    I didn't want to respond to this topic because it's something like spoiling the playful toddlers' game by telling them of the temporal impossibility of cavemen beating up dinosaurs, but a lot of sprinters do distance work and a lot of marathon runners do sprint work. It's sometimes tough to differentiate between 'sprinters' and 'marathon runners' when they're both running 5:00 miles as a warmup, especially when the arbiter has never broken the 6-mark himself.
     

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    Disagree. If you are naturally built like a cross country runner and train as a competitive sprinter for 2 years, I definitely believe you will look "more" like the sprinter than when you started.

    To be honest, if you're naturally built like a cross country runner, you probably have zero chance of training as a competitive sprinter. You can train like a sprinter, but it's unlikely you'll be competitive. You're either fast or you're not and all the training in the world isn't going to make you signifcantly faster. World class sprinters were fast to start with and do improve via training and steroids, unfortunately. All the training in the world isn't going to turn wispy little white boy into Usain Bolt. I would agree that you'll probably put on a bit of mass and look better, but you have very little chance of looking like a competitive sprinter
     

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    Exactly, the first thing anyone does when trying to lose weight is run. They think "gotta burn calories" and jump on the treadmill. If you are serious about gaining muscle mass, consider sprints. Not only is it great lower body exercise, it raises metabolism in a short amount of time without significant CNS fatigue. Just look at the body composition of competitive sprinters: very lean and muscular. Compare that to the body composition of most runners; huge difference.
    Ok, your first two sentences are completely disjointed from the rest of your post. People run to lose weight - True. Burning calories + taking in less calories = losing weight. Then you go into "being serious about gaining muscle mass"...different thing... Plenty of people just want to lose weight and aren't looking to gain muscle mass so it makes perfect sense to run... its one of, if not the quickest way to lose some weight.
    No. Running is very easy for some guys and very hard for others. It's not an all-purpose exercise for everyone. Guys who find running easy and "exhilarating" tend to have a light build and don't add muscle as easily. This whole thread is pointless unless the original poster posts pics of 1) his body, and 2) the body he wants (using someone else as an example).
    Bullshit... yeah, some people are naturally gifted at running, but very very few (especially distance running). Most people just work hard and get better over time. It's a cop-out to say it isn't for everyone or that "those people are naturally better at it." For example - yeah most people no matter how hard they train will ever be able to run a 400m under 50sec or a marathon under 2:30, but most people if they train can probably run a sub-65 or sub 4hr, respectively. Bullshit again on the guys who run alot don't add muscle easily. I'm a distance runner (I normally run between 5-12 miles on a given run) and I have no problem adding muscle... though to be fair that's probably because I have a pretty compact build.
     

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    Some sprinters are light, others are bigger. It depends on the distance and the individual.

    I didn't want to respond to this topic because it's something like spoiling the playful toddlers' game by telling them of the temporal impossibility of cavemen beating up dinosaurs, but a lot of sprinters do distance work and a lot of marathon runners do sprint work. It's sometimes tough to differentiate between 'sprinters' and 'marathon runners' when they're both running 5:00 miles as a warmup, especially when the arbiter has never broken the 6-mark himself.


    I see the difference very clearly.
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    ^ The guy on the left is bald...there seems to be other health issues.
     

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