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Old 12-18-2008, 01:45 PM
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before when i was running about 3 to 4 times a week (for about 30 min) seemed like it was harder for me to put on mass. now i switched to doing sprints instead and i seems like i been putting on more mass than before, but i can tell i dont really have that endurance like i used to. is there any happy medium here?
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Old 12-18-2008, 01:54 PM
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High intensity cardio (sprints --> HIIT --> High intensity interval training) lends itself much better to muscle growth when combined with weight training.

If your goals are to have a as much endurance as possible while being as big as possible... well thats a tough one. You'll notice distance runners are generally lightly built while sprinters are very heavy... at least in the legs.

What is more important to you? Endurance or size? That will help you determine where you draw the line in the sand between LISS (Low intensity steady state cardio) and HIIT.

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Old 12-18-2008, 02:44 PM
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i dont need a whole lot of endurance, but i do want some. i'm thinking maybe do i long run a week. what do yall think? also whats yalls take on mountain biking? it seems a lot more sprint oriented (riding on trails) than regular biking.
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