>Cross Training>Any experience weightlifting and training for marathon?
Blaine Moore (MM#2867)
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You'll still get strength benefits, but hypertrophy will be minimized and you won't see as large of gains as you would if you weren't doing an extreme endurance regimen such as training for a marathon.
Strength? Size? Both?
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I guess the problem is that I love running, and I'm never going to really love lifting. But I love what it does. And I hate being weaker than I used to be.
I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets
"When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7
If I thought you were actually serious I would post something.
Accept who you and what you are, Jake.
Maybe you were just born to be the little kid that gets sand kicked in their face at the beach.
Maybe you need to accept that women will be attracted to you (if at all) by your sense of style and witty disposition.
Or perhaps, just perhaps, you could HTFU and do some weightlifting in earnest for a few weeks and determine for sure if you really won't ever learn to "really love" lifting.
Having said that, I'm learning to embrace who and what I am. I like my weak core. I like that my 10 year old DD has to open jars of pickles for me. I like it. I really do.
That answer was so good that it really belongs in this exclusive club of rejects and asshats. Come play with us. Trust me, you'd fit in very, very well. You prick.
Now bite my yam bag. If I had a daughter, she'd already be headed to your place to kick your ass. I may just have to call my sister. She works out.
I'm serious. This is my serious face. I'm super serial. For real.
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