I am first and foremost a distance runner and am looking for some thoughts on balancing weight training with my running.
About 5 years ago I was about 100 pounds overweight and I started running to lose some pounds. I've dropped about 85 pounds and my running centers around racing and performance more than weight loss and fitness.
My reasons for starting weight lifting are primarily aesthetics. What are your thoughts on improving physique and building muscle while still maintaining a mid level mileage (about 60 miles per week) running program?
Daniel Montgomery said:December 15, 2009 7:24 am PST
I just recently was diagnosed with liver cancer. I was 5'5", 187lbs, no diseases, and didn't even drink. The picture of health, of a strong and well-developed athlete. Due to the cancer, I lost over 35lbs of muscle, dropping all the way to 153lbs. 5 weeks post-op I still couldn't even bench 135. I have set a new goal for myself. By next summer, I want to be in the best shape of my life. I'll be taking progress pics along the way to chronicle my progress. It would dearly help my situation if you could be so kind as to send me some samples of your products. I've heard yours are some of the very best and I'll need all the help I can get. I've got all the drive and determination in the world, but cutting-edge sports supplements can't hurt. My goal is to get to 6-7% bodyfat and between 175 and 180lbs. I very much hope you and your company can help me achieve that. Thanks in advance for your time and compassion for the sport!
SPC Daniel Montgomery
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
Thanks again sir!
Christian Jackson said:November 24, 2009 5:58 pm PST
Christian Jackson here again. Thanks for taking the time to help me figure out what my priorities are with losing fat and building muscle. I've added complex carbs to my diet and changed from three meals a day to six smaller ones, (with chicken and oatmeal being the main staple of my diet.) After doing phase I for 2 months I'm really beginning to notice muscles I've never seen on my body before and am ready to start Phase II. I have a quick question: How does one do 5 pyramided sets of chin-ups and dips? I've wrestled with a couple of ideas but I would like to know how you do it.
As always, Thank You for this wonderful resource and your kind attention.
Hoyt said:November 20, 2009 7:57 am PST
I can't seem to increase my tricep and military press the way I would like. I am on phase two and do bench press Flies dips military press in that order. If I changed to military press dips then bench would that help or best to stay the same. I know this would hurt my bench some wearing out the shoulders and triceps any suggestions
Christian Jackson said:November 13, 2009 11:24 pm PST
I have recently began the atkins diet in conjunction with the phase 1 bodybuilding program. I am also using a whey protein supplement upon waking up and before breakfast. My Bmr = 2330.35 and I consume approx. 1500 Calories per day, (mostly protein rich foods.) What are your thoughts on this course of action for burning fat and incresing muscle mass? Thank you for this wonderful resource and your kind attention.
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