Gym and fitness (3 Viewers)


Seven

In bocca al lupo, Fabio.
Jun 25, 2003
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I eat healthy and don't drink, but i don't want to live forever, in matters of living I'm more concerned with quality than quantity.
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Distance runners have both terrible overall athleticism, and mediocre physiques.

There’s no problem with doing a bit of cardio, but it should never be the main path to weight loss and a better physique.

The body also adapts to stress and requires more and more of cardio to burn calories. And without increasing lean muscle mass your body doesn’t efficiently burn calories outside your cardio sessions.

I don't think you should do cardio, and running in particular, for a better physique. It does improve your heart function and the ability to go up a flight of stairs without panting is nice too.

There are plenty of people who look great without running though and plenty of runners who look awful.
 
Mar 16, 2013
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You also weightlift if I recall correctly, and do various body weight exercises. So not really meant for you.

I’m referring to distance in the sense of ~marathons. Running exclusively, or as the vast majority of your exercise, is not all that beneficial for musculoskeletal health imo.
:agree: I don't understand this recent fad of running half-marathons and marathons. Sure it's a great achievement and boosts your ego, but it doesn't do much for your physique and takes a terrible toll on your knees
 

Enron

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Oct 11, 2005
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:agree: I don't understand this recent fad of running half-marathons and marathons. Sure it's a great achievement and boosts your ego, but it doesn't do much for your physique and takes a terrible toll on your knees
It’s fun. Though I only run like one marathon a year. A couple halfs. Some 10ks. I gym too but I enjoy running.

As for the knees. It’s 50/50 some people have problems, others don’t.
 
Feb 9, 2013
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It’s fun. Though I only run like one marathon a year. A couple halfs. Some 10ks. I gym too but I enjoy running.

As for the knees. It’s 50/50 some people have problems, others don’t.
I do mountain ridge and trail running and find it super fun. Though I keep it to a dull roar.

I wasn’t implying above that running as part of an overall fitness routine is bad for athleticism or means one will have a bad physique.

More so that people whose entire fitness routine is cardio/running generally are very weak in terms of musculoskeletal and it’s not particularly good for being in good overall shape/highly functional physically.
 

Enron

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Oct 11, 2005
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I do mountain ridge and trail running and find it super fun. Though I keep it to a dull roar.

I wasn’t implying above that running as part of an overall fitness routine is bad for athleticism or means one will have a bad physique.

More so that people whose entire fitness routine is cardio/running generally are very weak in terms of musculoskeletal and it’s not particularly good for being in good overall shape/highly functional physically.
I know what you mean. That’s why I mix in the weights and the climbing.
 

Seven

In bocca al lupo, Fabio.
Jun 25, 2003
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I do mountain ridge and trail running and find it super fun. Though I keep it to a dull roar.

I wasn’t implying above that running as part of an overall fitness routine is bad for athleticism or means one will have a bad physique.

More so that people whose entire fitness routine is cardio/running generally are very weak in terms of musculoskeletal and it’s not particularly good for being in good overall shape/highly functional physically.
It's better than a lot of people would have you believe though. And it's important to do some cardio in your life.

But in terms of looks it's just not strictly necessary, especially not if you're a man. People who go running expecting that it will make them look great are going to be disappointed.

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