How do I balance weight lifting and jogging without looking like picrel?

How do I balance weight lifting and jogging without looking like picrel?
I'm currently training for a half marathon which requires me to run about 4-6 hours a week

  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How do I balance citing and billing at the same time?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >>How do I balance citing and billing at the same time?
      increase the money supply.
      but how do I know how many extra calories to eat? I'm losing weight like a fucking mad man right now on 3,000 calories

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Well then up them more until you're not losing weight. Take advantage of it, the great thing about running a lot is you can have some cheat meals. I know of a very good marathon runner in my area (picrel) who's kept a decent bit of muscle on. I mean he was never huge to begin with but the fact that he's reached a high level without turning into a is good motivation.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Into a stick*

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    a half is a joke, I regularly got to 1:30-2 on 13.1s while 1/2/3/4.
    Run that shit at 7-7:45 pace and you aren't endangering gains. Guys like your pic are blasting 5-6 min miles and cant lift. At THOSE speeds you gotta choose - strength or speed.
    Dont forget to squat, do 60-120 intervals, and good 5-10 mil runs at high 7s. Your body will crave food, give it cals and protein.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Terrible advice

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    You have to eat actually obscene amounts of food and even then you're training two things which are directly counter productive to each other. It is simply dumb to try to get a good long distance base while also trying to build or maintain lots of muscle

    I'm not saying not to run at all, but actually seriously training for either of these things kind of requires you sacrifice one of them for the other

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >haha I dont accidently want to lose all my muscle

    moron this shit takes forever to happen, you act like you can't see whats going on and just adjust

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Distance runners are just autistic as shit. You can be good distance runner and have a decent physique it's just no one does it because you are better off training for your marathon than lifting if those are your only goals. You have to be an elite world class athlete before you start worrying about muscle slowing you down.
    Anyways to answer, train for your half marathon for now but in the future just know "muscles slow you down" is cope for the vast majority of runners.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      How is it cope? Any amount of weight you carry makes it harder to run a given distance and muscle is heavy

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's cope because distance runners will only benefit from lifting they just don't do it. Not saying you can look like Ronnie Coleman and also be an elite marathoner but you can look leagues better than the pic in the OP and still be a good distance runner.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          It is way harder though. If you weigh 175 instead of 135 you're going to have to grind so much more to get the same time. It's not like calisthenics where you need that muscle to do the movement, the amount of muscle necessary for distance running is tiny, so every pound you have above that is just weight you have to lug around, and that adds up over long distances

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Inaccurate, based on my (anecdotal) experience at least. I was far from an elite world class athlete, but really felt the difference from extra muscle while doing triathlons. The fact is, carrying an extra 9kg makes a difference on a bike, and it makes a difference on a run. An extra 20lbs is a shocking difference on a road bike, even at a hobbyist level. All that extra muscle requires a lot of oxygen too, don’t think “the extra weight doesn’t hurt because it’s muscle and can help”, it is metabolically really thirsty, and really does make a difference.

      >So the question is, can I still be big and run distance?
      Yes, the answer’s yes. The extra muscle makes it harder, but what else are you going to do? Not have good cardiovascular health? Not have a good physique? Just because it’s not 100% easy all of the time, doesn’t mean it’s not your best option, perhaps your only option if you’re looking for health, aesthetics, and the respect and quality of life that are afforded by the combination of these two.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      The other reason is because to maintain a large physique as a distance runner, you have to eat an obscene amount of calories. When I was bulking from 5'10'' 150lbs to 160lbs and running the 800m, I ate:
      4 square meals a day (rice+chicken or pork)
      Snacked on 0.75lb of unsalted peanuts per day
      Drank whole milk to down the peanuts
      Drank about 3tbsp of olive oil before going to sleep.
      If you follow a tough routine of eating like this, you will hit the calories you need, OP.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/bRUmWIg.jpg

        How do I balance weight lifting and jogging without looking like picrel?
        I'm currently training for a half marathon which requires me to run about 4-6 hours a week

        i mean is picrel bad?

        you dont wanna have no muscle, but bodybuilding is gay. be strong enough to look normal and be able to work.

        as for training, i run about 50-55 miles a week and have been for 3 years. you gotta start running every goddamn day or you get soft and the mental load of running gets you.

        you are gonna lose fat and weight, these are unavoidable with running unless you are eating like shit, which defeats the massive benefits of cardio.

        take care of your joints, dont smoke or drink, and try to go plant based if you can and you will be able to live to 90+ easy

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >i mean is picrel bad?

          Yes retard, he looks weak and frail. A man should not aspire to look like that. God I hate runfags who don't just do it casually. Lifting + a moderate amount of running is the healthiest routine. It gets harder to run as you build muscle but who gives a fuck, just run slower and mog the unaesthetic twink runfags when they pass by.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, most women are not attracted to it, and being that skinny makes moving heavy shit or backpacking harder. The ideal body type is something like a heptathlete.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            A womans only event?
            Decathalon is the male sport

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >you are gonna lose fat and weight, these are unavoidable with running unless you are eating like shit, which defeats the massive benefits of cardio.

          Eh, not really. Most "garbage" food is only garbage because it has more carbs and sugars than you can handle. If you run a lot then you gain the ability to handle them because your muscles become very insulin sensitive.

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    High Fat, High Protein, Low Carb OMAD + Creatine
    I recently hit 1/2/3/4 while running 25-30 miles a week

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    by eating a liter of this every day
    https://youtu.be/XjH3Gr9-ffs

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm currently training for a half marathon

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >winded after 0.5mi

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        No dipshit he's saying that training for a half marathon is for skinnyfat redditors.

        You do a half marathon by going out to run a 10k at night and you just keep going. Even as a relative beginner you can do 21km in around 1h50m at a leisurely pace.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          "Training for a half marathon" means he's training for a specific event and thus probably has a specific time or position in mind. I'm "training for a 5k" but my training runs regularly exceed half marathon distances.

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    This board is so fucking stupid when it comes to anything cardio based.

    Like absolute mong levels of retardedness.

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