running vs. weight training

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    Oct 28, 2010 11:49 AM GMT
    I've been a runner who periodically lifts weights forever, but recently I've started ramping up the weight training. Before, I could lift weights and go for an hour-long run no problem, but now I feel so zonked after lifting that my running has been affected. I feel like my energy level is lower in general.

    Is this just the trial of getting used to a new routine? Or is it a matter of eating more to compensate for the extra work I'm doing?
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    Oct 28, 2010 3:31 PM GMT
    I had the same problem, but it was more related to the extra 30lbs I put on.

    I had to totally retrain myself to run. I still can't run long distances as fast, but I'm much quicker overall.
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    Oct 31, 2010 9:37 PM GMT
    chogenki said
    Is this just the trial of getting used to a new routine? Or is it a matter of eating more to compensate for the extra work I'm doing?


    It could be both icon_smile.gif
    If you are going to lift weights and do cardio, which is IDEAL!
    you want to make sure you are eating a little bit more that you use to, of course proper nutrition.

    Usually before you work out you want to have a light meal (This helps with the cardio, you burn what you want to instead of burning off the muscle you are gaining, one my personal trainers told me this, but didn't go into full detail. It also gives you an extra boost to your workout! And whenever you are done with any weight training excercise it would be best to consume food with high protein right away. It will feed your muscles (Making them big! And recover fast!) Most gyms sells protien shakes, bars, etc.. but you can also eat fish.

    So make sure you eat your 6 meals a day! And the before and after workout meal can count as your 6 meals a day!

    Let me know if you have any more questions!
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    Oct 31, 2010 9:42 PM GMT
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    Oct 31, 2010 9:52 PM GMT
    your question is a bit general for a specific answer.

    how long the weight training, what muscle groups or does it feel the same no matter what ?
    what kind of running, like a 30-40, or 60, or 90 min ? fartlek , or intervals, or race simulation or casual jog ?

    food could be a factor, you'll have to experiment. How many calories do you eat/day approx. ?

    are you aiming at increasing muscular mass ?
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    Nov 02, 2010 3:26 PM GMT
    Dont be turned off by the fact its a bodybuilding site(you wont look like Lou Ferrigno, but you could if you wanted to)Look in Supersite/workouts, you will find a database of workouts, enter for the goal of the workout "toning" and go through results and find a workout that suits you. I use the Beginner Routine #2 and tweaked it a bit to include some of my favourite exercises.

    Do you know about the Glycemic Index?, sounds complicated but if you read up on it you will understand alot more about the foods we eat and how our bodies react to them

    Also look in the Nutrition, Exercises menus , you will find yourself reading for awhile, fascinating stuff.

    Look for preworkout and postworkout nutrition, there is very important information here about how our bodies react to working out. Very important information.









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