2 years ago#1
Tractors
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Does anyone know if running everyday has any effects of squatting to develop muscle? I run everyday for cardio and I squat twice a week. will one hurt the other? Never Forgive, Never Forget

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2 years ago#2
lakshnarayan
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Possible benefit of squats to running: injury prevention, improved stride power

Possible drawbacks: legs get too tired to run effectively the day after squatting (can be solved by planning light runs on that day)

Possible benefit of running to squats: increased work capacity and endurance within the workout

Possible drawbacks: diminished capacity to gain optimal mass and strength, but if this isn't your primary goal then who cares?

I think they go together like peanut butter and jam, personally. Even though I don't train for endurance in my squats, I've noticed a huge improvement in leg work capacity in other activities.

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2 years ago#3
Glhiu728xz
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Firstly, maybe you're making this more complicated than it is. If you're making progress, in both squats and running, then you don't have a whole lot to worry about.

Having said that, the optimal physique for running is very different from the optimal physique for powerlifting. So you clearly can't have both physiques at the same time. This means that sooner or later, you have to choose, which may mean backing off the running. But it's hard to say, because you haven't said anything about how much running you do.

I doubt that doing squats will hurt your running, as long as you don't make yourself so sore that you can't run.

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2 years ago#4
limey
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I've always felt the sore/tired leg problems two days after heavy squat day. The immediate day after is no real big deal. Kinda odd.

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2 years ago#5
ip config
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Not odd at all. Many people experience DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) two days after heavy workout. It varies from person to person.

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2 years ago#6
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simply put:

squatting is much less likely to negatively affect your running than running is to affect your squatting.

ymmv

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2 years ago#7
pieman
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how far/fast are you running?

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2 years ago#8
Chadwick
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nowayman. that's typical. squats = okay day after = PAIN day after the day after

they're kinda nifty that way.

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2 years ago#9
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hmm...FWIW, EVERYONE I've spoken with (and that's a pretty good # of people in 10 years here) in the army has said the same thing...

'When i squat, my legs get strong, but my run slows WAY down'

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2 years ago#10
DavidDrake
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If your goal is to build muscle you shouldn't run the next day, it's counter productive, the muscles don't get chance to heal from the

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2 years ago#11
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No wonder I can only do one or the other. I hate peanut butter and jam.

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