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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    too much running?

    is there such thing as too much running?

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    yes!
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    To keep things interesting, No.

    What kind of question is that? Do you really just want a Yes/No answer from everyone who reads? It honestly depends on what your doing.
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    The only dangerous amount of running is none. I hear this phrase, "slow walking burns more fat." Only the percentage of fat burned is higher. Running faster burns more calories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l3x
    is there such thing as too much running?
    No, not at all. Run run run run, like the wind!!! (Even though the wind doesn't technically run, but you get my point.)

    It is physically impossible to run too much. I feel that everyone should run everywhere all the time.

    Thanks for asking this very important question.

    Remember, when in doubt, RUN!!

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    Just make sure you have some good running shoes and run with nice form so that you don't overkill your knees.
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    If you want to keep good muscle strength and size, don't run too much. No more than a couple of times per week, and not more than 45 mins. Just a general guideline.
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    if you see a bright light and hear long lost realitives talking to you, then youve run too long

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    Too much for your knees. That's about it.
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    Get custom orthotics and shoes from a running specialty store. Not that a specialty store has any better quality of shoes, just better sales people. If you do these two things there's a good chance running will strengthen your knees instead of breaking them down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Joshua
    It is physically impossible to run too much. I feel that everyone should run everywhere all the time.
    tell that to Phidippides...

    @ guy who asked: also some levels of prolonged aerobic exercise burn muscles (marathon runners lose lots during the run.). ever wonder why nearly all distance runners are skinny?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack_of_all
    tell that to Phidippides...

    @ guy who asked: also some levels of prolonged aerobic exercise burn muscles (marathon runners lose lots during the run.). ever wonder why nearly all distance runners are skinny?
    True you can burn your muscle away if that's all you do.
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    speaking of which, if i do cross country next year but continue to lift and am on bulk during that time, the distance would not be great enough so as not to break down my muscles... right?

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    If your doing cross country(like 4+week - 6miles) it'll probly eat some muscle. It might not though.
    At best you probly won't get bigger.
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    oliptical glider is amazing. with good energy, i can burn 550 calories (what the display says) in 30 mins while watching conan obrien. only thing i gotta do is do cardio not at night, but in the morning before my first meal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack_of_all
    speaking of which, if i do cross country next year but continue to lift and am on bulk during that time, the distance would not be great enough so as not to break down my muscles... right?
    you won't be breaking down enough to not grow or get smaller. It will help you keep what you have as well as get a little bigger but don't expect near results as if you just did resistance training. A postive would be you will have less body fat from all the cardio and definition will be greater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by l3x
    is there such thing as too much running?
    That's a vague question. It depends on what your goals are. If your goal is just to run farther, faster, then not really. If your goal is to be cut and muscular, then overdoing it would not be good.
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