i see what your saying 17 i think they might but i doubt it because there muscles probably haven't gotten any speed work in a while and the muscles have adjusted and become slow. since lifting is not done that explosively if he ran about as fast as a normal man i would be surprised. it would be like saying lance armstrong has a higher vertical leap than somebody because he does a lot of bike work. Although i see were your coming from. if he was that athletic though he would be on worlds stongest man making even more money.
Arnie used to run quite a bit. I already said that. So some bodybuilders probably do run.Originally Posted by dblockspky
"The only easy day was yesterday."
I don't know about BBers today, but there were quite a few pros who ran regularly.
Was kind of flash-in-the-pan BBer, but Vince Comerford ran and he was as thick a guy as ever competed in the IFBB.
Kevin Levrone had a pretty publicized race with a world class sprinter. I'm sure someone posted about it here and a search might turn it up, but he did all right for just a regular dude trying to sprint against someone in the top 10 in the world.
A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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My guess is bodybuilders run in their early stages to build up their legs//calves, but after they start getting huge they probably cut it down. just my guess.
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Running would be a waste of time if you are trying to gain mass in your legs.Originally Posted by jed
I know that if you sprint 40's, that will actually help you build muscle mass in your legs.Originally Posted by seK
Maybe your whole body, not just legs, I would think.Originally Posted by Iron Bull
Somewhere there is a little girl warming up with your max...
You are right I should have distinguished between long distance running and any type of sprinting. I usually just assume when someone says running they are implying distance training. I do stand by my statement thought that as a means to gain mass in your legs running any substantial distance would be a waste in comparison to other means.Originally Posted by Iron Bull
short sprints have been proven to build muscle in your legs. some leg programs recommend that once a week you do a couple of sprints which will builds your hamstrings more in addition to any other isolation hamstring exercisesOriginally Posted by MixmasterNash
Do you have any links to these studies; they seem like an interesting read. Also what exactly constitutes a "couple of sprints".Originally Posted by dblockspky
I actually DO have a reference which says that in a small booklet that had workouts for strength training that came with a jump/speed training package. but i'm NOT going to go look for it as I haven't used the program in years.
a couple of sprints ranges from 5-10 sets of approx. 50 meters.
you actually interested or just trying to see if I know what i'm talking about?
last time I checked your post didn't have anyone's name in it therefore you didn't address it to anybody.
also last time I checked it was a forum, meaning I can post whenever the hell I want haha. isn't it beautiful? if you don't my reply.. don't read it
No I actually wanted to read the references you found this information in.Originally Posted by dblockspky
Okay, this is getting bizarre, but I quoted Sek and directly asked him the question.Originally Posted by dblockspky
ok i'm sorry