Be A Lifter That Runs, Not A Runner That Lifts…

Posted: March 8, 2018 in Uncategorized
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Spring is here!

Although we might be getting a foot of snow tonight in NYC, daylight savings time is this coming Sunday and the warm weather is right around that corner.

I have started losing weight quickly and I have been adding cardio to my routine at least 4x a week.

One major mistake that I have made in the past, is to forget that I am a lifter first and not a runner.

Yes, you do need to run to get cut.

And yes, running is healthy when done in moderation.

But DO NOT start increasing your mileage in an attempt to get cut.

You need to focus on your weigh lifting first and then your cardio.

You will definitely start to get weaker as you lose weight, but the name of the game is to hold on as much muscle as possible while you burn off your body fat.

In my gym, I see guys running on the treadmile all the time and barely lifting weights.

The end result? They look horrible.  And they also look unhealthy.

If you can bench press 350 lbs or squat 600 and THEN start to hit the treadmile, you will look like a champion.

But it doesn’t work in the opposite direction.

If you can run a 5 minute mile and then bench press 165, you will look horrible.

Muscle is the name of the game.  You can burn off the fat by dieting and using your cardio.

But don’t forget, muscle is more important.

-John

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