Does running really destroy your body?

The only people I've heard say this are either
>fat
>in the army
usually both

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    running is a skill that very few people practice. It takes a lot of skill to run properly and you have to spend a lot of money every few months on expensive running shoes so you don't frick up your back hips knees or feet.

    The people in the army should know more than anyone how running destroys your body, since they are forced to do it a lot.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You really don't need running shoes.
      >t. Run 60+ miles a week barefoot.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        post soles of feet

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      strawman

      https://i.imgur.com/VgRtn6e.jpeg

      The only drawbacks I see in running are knee problems in the long run and face aging (runner's face is real).
      I don't know how to avoid that apart from using good running shoes and sunscreen and moisturizer.
      Also, runner's bodies in my opinion are not very aesthetic.

      runner's face? is that how your excuse? jesus

      Running shoes only last about 400-500 miles depending on your weight, the surface you run on, and the brand. Higher end running can easily hit those numbers every three months. This means having to spend $130-$150 four times a year on shoes alone.

      I've had mine for 600 miles and they are still in 85% condition, literally best purchase I have ever made

      I rest my case, learn to run or you're honestly pathetic

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >is that how your excuse?
        No, otherwise I would not run once a week. I live by the Mediterranean, plenty of sun the whole year. But I know folks around that have aged like shit on the face. I'm talking about dudes (and women) that go out 4 to 5 days a week; people that make around 60 or 90 kilometers per week. Insane.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          So, the sun. Not running.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I’ve been running in the same pair of runners for over 5 years. But whenever I try new runners they end up causing pain in my joints.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I maxed out the running part of the pt test in the army. You don't need nice shoes to run. It doesn’t mess you up either. I was an infantry medic so I dealt with everyone’s injuries so I would know.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This only applies if you run over concrete, if you run through the woods, you certainly don't need running shoes.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The only drawbacks I see in running are knee problems in the long run and face aging (runner's face is real).
    I don't know how to avoid that apart from using good running shoes and sunscreen and moisturizer.
    Also, runner's bodies in my opinion are not very aesthetic.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Also, runner's bodies in my opinion are not very aesthetic.
      Look at sprinters or trails (non-marathon) guys

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Cause these guys LIFT WEIGHTS.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this guy obviously lifts weights, though. you dont get arms and a back like that from running.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      running is a skill that very few people practice. It takes a lot of skill to run properly and you have to spend a lot of money every few months on expensive running shoes so you don't frick up your back hips knees or feet.

      The people in the army should know more than anyone how running destroys your body, since they are forced to do it a lot.

      >expensive running shoes
      explain

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Running shoes only last about 400-500 miles depending on your weight, the surface you run on, and the brand. Higher end running can easily hit those numbers every three months. This means having to spend $130-$150 four times a year on shoes alone.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          running is a skill that very few people practice. It takes a lot of skill to run properly and you have to spend a lot of money every few months on expensive running shoes so you don't frick up your back hips knees or feet.

          The people in the army should know more than anyone how running destroys your body, since they are forced to do it a lot.

          Jeez yeah I have noticed with my running shoes already they are starting to hurt my feet. But I may be running wrong? Ankles hurt but I think its the shoe.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Go to a specialty running shoe store. They'll have a treadmill with a camera set up and you'll be able to walk, jog, and run on it for a few minutes while they analyze your running pattern. They'll be able to tell you if you're striking the ground wrong or if your foot pronates. If it's really bad, you may need to go to a podiatrist for custom made orthotic inserts.

            That said, what surface do you run on? Ever since my knee surgery 15 years ago, I exclusively run on grass, dirt, or a treadmill and I've found I feel tolerable pain from running. The next time you go for a run, try running on the grass next to the road, instead of the road itself, and see how your feet feel after.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Mainly treadmill but off campus I go in woods or pavement. I'll have to see as I had similar issues with some nike shoes so maybe its brand? Ill look into running shoe stores near me.

              How old are your shoes?

              Sometimes, when people are new to running, they'll run in some old piece of shit sneakers they've been walking around in for the past few years, completely oblivious that they've lost most of their impact-absorbing qualities by that point.

              On and off for around six months. Although I just started using them regularly the last month or so.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            How old are your shoes?

            Sometimes, when people are new to running, they'll run in some old piece of shit sneakers they've been walking around in for the past few years, completely oblivious that they've lost most of their impact-absorbing qualities by that point.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >This means having to spend $130-$150 four times a year on shoes alone.

        Madness isn't it? That's why I always wait a year+ for the price to slash.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Same as lifting. Done properly is beneficial. Problem is running is addictive and most runners tend to push it, thus consequences. If you're doing like 5k 2xweek I doubt you're going to have any problems

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I /roon/
    My body is cursed

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Knees are fine btw.
      >30

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It doesn't necessarily but it can. I have flat feet and while I enjoyed running before, now I avoid it like plague or I'm in a pain.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Does running really destroy your body?
    It didn't destroy ancient humans
    Why would it destroy you?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They ran barefoot on soft ground, instead of on concrete with shoes that deform the toes and have a heel drop.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Cope. Romans marched more miles than you ever will in untaperrd, hard boots and heavy armor. You're coming with prehistoricals or aboriginal sand Black folk. Man is very adaptable.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >marched
          >roon

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Same shit different speed

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >running and walking are the same bro lmao
              The absolute state of IST

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're right. Don't ask me why I am like this, don't know man. I have issues. Sorry to bother you

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Increasing mileage too fast or generally going overboard will destroy your knees, otherwise running is one of the healthiest activity a human can do. We evolved to run.

    I don't even care about the health benefits anymore tbh I just enjoy the feeling of rooning

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I don't even care about the health benefits anymore tbh I just enjoy the feeling of rooning

      Amen, tis a beautiful thing. Nothing else in my life comes close.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is 2mi/week too steep of an increase?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >We evolved to run
      that moronic argument again.

      We evolved to walk, sprint and throw.

      Slow running most people usually do is not natural. It's a meme propagated by shoe companies and marathon organizers.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Slow running most people usually do is not natural. It's a meme propagated by shoe companies and marathon organizers.
        you mean how we hunted for most of human history?
        >marathon
        do you know why they are called marathons?

        I maxed out the running part of the pt test in the army. You don't need nice shoes to run. It doesn’t mess you up either. I was an infantry medic so I dealt with everyone’s injuries so I would know.

        and it's the severely out-of-shape people who suffer significant injuries from running. shin splints heal quickly. then you can't get them anymore.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >you mean how we hunted for most of human history?
          you're moronic. Only a few tribes in Africa hunted by chasing animals to death.

          Normal prehistoric people, aka not Black folk, hunted by ambushing, trapping and throwing rocks to animals.

          > Imagine a prehistoric man in the snowing tundra in Northern Europe, or in the dense jungle of Indonesia ... hunted by jogging for hours. lol

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Normal prehistoric people, aka not Black folk

            Is IST the lowest iq IST board?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >We evolved to walk, sprint and throw.
        And to run distances in sustained manner.
        Seriosusly, stop posting this dumb pasta, you're an ignorant midwit and you embarrass yourself every time.
        Persistence hunting is not only effective and uniquely human, but it's not like persistence hunting is the only reason why anyone would ever need or want to run long distances while hunting. You are stupid to have failed to consider this. Humans have, without question, evolved adaptations meant for sustained jogging, not merely sprinting.

        What's the difference between running and sprinting?

        Sprinting is a form of running. But in general, sprinting is explosive, maximizing speed and acceleration. Non-sprint running (jogging) is running at a sustainable pace. It's not strictly aerobic vs anaerobic, since sustained running can be substantially anaerobic, but sprinting is definitely more anaerobic.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Persistence hunting is not only effective and uniquely human, but it's not like persistence hunting is the only reason why anyone would ever need or want to run long distances while hunting.
          you are moronic and a Black person.

          Throughout human history, only a few tribes in Africa jogged for hours to hunt. And that's why they are always Black folk like you.

          No other civilization in other continents hunted stupidly like that.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No. Past a certain age or weight you'll want a rubber track. To my shame, I must admit that running on concrete or asphalt in my 30s over 200lb is rough.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Of course running is fine for you its like the oldest form of exercise. Its just this board is full of 200lb+ ogres so they claim it wrecks your knees or some nonsense because for them it probably does. If you are a normal weight its fine.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Running like a moron will hurt you, just like lifting like a moron will.

    Obese fatfricks shouldn't run before losing weight because their joints are already strained almost 24/7 from carrying all that extra weight, running multiplies that by an order of magnitude. They should eat less and choose cardio that is light on joints, such as swimming.

    Military makes you run a lot with added weight, without proper rest and without proper progression for each individual. It's the equivalent of telling a dyel with shit form to deadlift their 1 RM for reps everyday, of course they're going to break their back.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it destroys your knees if you heel strike

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    'ado on the 'og dough

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think the biggest problem with running is that it's a bad idea for a very high number of people that want to do it as a form of exercise. You need to be fairly lean in terms of your body comp for it to not destroy your knees in the long term. People want to lose weight and think jogging or running is a good choice but then develop shin splints and develop knee pain because they're both fat and out of shape and the knees simply can't handle it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      most people would do better to just go on uphill walks or stairmaster at the gym. much easier on the joins and is still great conditioning training. i think its just a fetishization of the image of running as some sort of peak of healthy training even though you can achieve the same thing with just slightly different methods.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Given how most people have little control over their step it can be quite hard on the joints. Most people tend to stomp while walking which causes an unnecessary shocks on the joints. You likely do it too without knowing it. It then translates to running. However this can be fixed by working on the tendency to stomp during basic locomotion.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It’s called heel striking and it’s very easy to notice and fix.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        some people just aren't very light on their feet

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do mainly zone 2 running which is a slow jog for me. It feels like I barely put any stress on my joints. But I still get the aerobic benefits.
    I think the people that frick up their joints are always running hard every time they run. Like they are always striving to break records on every run.
    It's the same for cycling. The top professionals ride slow for like 80% of their training rides.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you have bad technique and wear the wrong shoes yeah
    just like any other sport will destroy your body if you act like a moron

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's the difference between running and sprinting?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Intensity

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      aerobic vs anaerobic
      hard to maintain a full on sprint longer than 400m so basically a minute
      if you've ever done a race like a 5k or longer, you'll find that some people can get a "kick" where they suddenly just start sprinting that last quarter mile of the finish line because they have been running in such a way that they were mostly aerobic during the race and could expend their anaerobic energy system at the very end

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Someone post it

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does running kill gains?

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People in the army run on really shitty trails or with a heavy bagpack or both sometimes, most of them are still alright after finishing their services. Stick to good terrain and not carrying extra shit and there shouldn’t be a problem.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    DI's use running to physically and mentally buck break armyBlack folk into good goyim for zog. If you do it efficiently (ie not the army) it's good for you.

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