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    Arrow Jogging/running decreases muscle mass?

    Is this true? I know sprints are okay but Ive always heard running for very long will decrease muscle...

    Im just wanting to get into shape to play rugby...but I was hoping to keep my size...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewKid
    but Ive always heard running for very long will decrease muscle...

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    Define "Very long"...


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    30-45 minutes...maybe an hour...

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    You could take some amino's and glutamine befroe your run that will help fight off the catabolism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnabolicAndre
    You could take some amino's and glutamine befroe your run that will help fight off the catabolism.
    Thats a good idea...

    I think Im just going to take my Vit C solution with me and drink some before I run...Its suppost to fight off stress induced hormones...

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    bodybuiders don't jog..............

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    bodybuiders don't jog..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurz
    bodybuiders don't jog..............
    Right...as I said in the original post and after...its not for bodybuilding...not everyone on this site is a bodybuilder...BTW nice double post...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewKid
    Is this true? I know sprints are okay but Ive always heard running for very long will decrease muscle...

    Im just wanting to get into shape to play rugby...but I was hoping to keep my size...
    there's been quite a few threads on this, in particular about sprints…do a search…but yes, sprints are more than ok, they are great for maintainign mass and part of the training rugby players do! I've posted a cpl of threads in relation to quesitons about rugby training.

    and yes essentially, u can do 15-20mins worth of sprints 2-3 x per week without losing size and as logn as you manage the intensity.

    go to http://magazine.mindandmuscle.net and look up Loki's articles on sprints.

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    I think it has more to do with your Carb intake prior to excercising and your overall calorie intake for that particular day, not the activity.

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    I used to think this, but look at how Kevin Levrone used to look, and ran all the time.

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    Obviously he was getting more calories than he burned. Pretty simple.

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    Excessive running will burn both fat and muscle. Period. Which is why so many people tha just jog all the time hae that emaciated look about them, or wonder why they lose weight but still look crappy ie. they're body composition doesnt change much.

    For rugby players, what's important is sprints/interval training, together with a solid weight training regime of squats, cleans, bench/overhead press, push presses, high pulls, deadlifts etc. Don't believe it? Then google it and see how rugby players train. Nuff said.

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    Thanks everyone...

    And sputnik thanks for the link...Im going to try the sprinting...I knew that rugby players sprinted as part of their training...I just wanted to make sure I was in optimum cardiovascular shape...but I see now I can achieve that and more with sprinting...

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    also do a search for rugby on this site and look for a cpl of my posts where I think i posted some links to rugby training

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    Rugby is for sissy's....

    Now American Football, well that's a mans game

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    i'm going to bump this. i'm curious since i started doing spin classes to get my legs into shape. my heart rate is 162 average for 50 minutes, maxing out at 184, never dropping below 150 on resting intervals.

    i try to carb up before i go. i'm also curious about afterwards meals though.

    weights - yeah, dex, malto, whey, creatine. but this is more than just weights or some fat burning pre-breakfast cardio.

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    ummmmmmmm yeah

    I won't have a go at you, cause I know you're laughing

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