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Author Topic: Combining running and lifting  (Read 68 times)
oldtimer1
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« on: July 12, 2018, 05:44:28 PM »

Any thoughts on how to combine the two? Not talking about pure bodybuilding but more of a fitness viewpoint. Right now I'm lifting 3 days a week with about 6 sets a body part on a three way split. The off days I can hammer the runs but on lifting days the runs are slow as hell but I feel it's still beneficial. Thinking about changing it up because it's becoming hellish. I'm the highest body weight I have ever been in my life at 190lbs and 5'8". I think for the most part I look okay but I think health wise it's a mistake at this age. I'd like to get down to 175lbs.

One thought it to do a whole body routine twice a week then the running days are just devoted to that.

 Another is to do a Yates type routine where I would warm up and nail that one set with a Yates 4 way split. I did this in the past with great results but I was 20 years younger or so. Don't know if I could do double sessions of cardio and a HIT to exhaustion routine in the same day like I did.

Last choice is just using moderate weights and volume. Again I would run into a double session day at times. Thinking of a 3 on and 1 off. Why this appeals to me it has an endurance component in itself with the volume.

Any thoughts on this?
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 02:27:08 AM »

Run on your off days a couple times week.

Give up Oreos and beer (cut calories) to lose the weight.
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