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Author Topic: how often and for how long is it good to run if you want to get stronger too?  (Read 790 times)
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« on: March 21, 2012, 09:40:10 AM »

how to run and train for strength successfully over a long time, how much would you run for it not interfere with strength training?

scooby said it is only a myth that one lose muscle from cardio.


so as much running as one wants, just ovoid overtraining?
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 09:54:51 AM »

Do you enjoy running or is it just to get/keep fit? If it's the latter then I would suggest kettlebell lifting or barbell complexes instead for more wider benefits.
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 09:45:09 AM »

Have you ever seen a really good distance runner that had a bodybuilders build?  I didn't think so.  The body adapts to the stressor presented. Tell your body through running hard every day and it will adapt to improving that. Tell your body through lifting hard and it will adapt to improving that.

If you are truly running hard it will limit strength gains.  The body is using it's survival adaptation energy toward building a better runner. It all depends on what your goals are. If you want to bodybuild you can do a limited amount of running and it will be a compromise.  If you want to be a good runner with a good build that's another compromise in the weight room.  Most bodybuilders do really easy cardio like walking on a treadmill or going easy on one of the cardio machines.  If any bodybuilder started to run a hard 5 miles every day his lifting would suffer. Same goes for a runner who decides to lift to much. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2012, 02:29:27 PM »

how to run and train for strength successfully over a long time, how much would you run for it not interfere with strength training?

scooby said it is only a myth that one lose muscle from cardio.


so as much running as one wants, just ovoid overtraining?
Train a 3 day split and do cardio 2-3 times a week. It also is a question of your body type/motivation. The myth that cardio is bad for bodybuilders is rubbish.
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2012, 03:32:25 PM »

Cardio is great for bodybuilding. Training hard core cardio like running 5 miles a day will kill your lifting. Run a hard 5 miles and train legs the day after. Tell me it didn't effect your leg strength.  I always combine both lifting and running.  It's a compromise in both. 
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