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Building Muscle and Running:
Does It Work?
1. Nutrition is key
It’s a common mistake among runners to eat too little when trying to build muscle mass while working on their running performance.
If your goal is to build and tone muscles while being an active runner, you need to keep this in mind. Make sure your nutrition provides your body with at least the calories you burned when running. The best way to do that is with a healthy, balanced diet including foods high in protein(fish, chicken, eggs), vegetables and carbohydrates (sweet potatoes, brown rice, oats). 2. Be smart about combining endurance & strength training
Based on your personal goal when it comes to growing muscle mass, reducing your weekly runs’ mileage might make sense, especially in the early building phase of your strength training. Short, fast runs and sprints have positive effects on building muscle in your legs and upper body. A smart combination of endurance and strength training is vital here.
3. Supplements: BCAAs, glutamine and protein
First of all, let me tell you one thing: all bodies are different. Based on our genetics, age and fitness level, our individual necessities are different. There’s no magic cure, but supplements can effectively boost your training results.
Protein powders low in sugar are another item on the typical runner’s supplement list as they ensure sufficient protein supply. Post-training I like to fill up on “the real thing” by eating egg whites or chicken. However, protein shakesare a much quicker and still valid option.
In a nutshell, a clever mix of nutrition, supplements as well as endurance and strength training makes it possible for runners to boost their performance and build muscle, too.
Make sure your break between training sessions is at least 6 hours. The day after is reserved for regeneration and recovery. This is vital because that’s when your body really starts getting results (not while you’re working out, as many people assume). #thriveexperience #ebonyfitness #mensfitnesspage #womensfitnesspage #womensfitness #menshealthfitnesscouncil #blackfitness #shredded_academy #menshealth #kidfitness #e