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Building LBM During Cross Country?

How should I go about building up muscle during the Cross Country season. I realize that the 90 minutes of long distance running will definately slow down my results, but is there anyway I can prevent that from happening and still bulk correctly?

ALSO, do any of you have any recipes to make some good clean food with using a college cafeteria offered foods? (going to boarding school next year, sophomore, and the caf is equivalent to a college)

[quote]friedrice683 wrote:
How should I go about building up muscle during the Cross Country season. I realize that the 90 minutes of long distance running will definately slow down my results, but is there anyway I can prevent that from happening and still bulk correctly?

ALSO, do any of you have any recipes to make some good clean food with using a college cafeteria offered foods? (going to boarding school next year, sophomore, and the caf is equivalent to a college)[/quote]

Are you primarily a distance runner? If so, I would not “bulk up.” I was in your position before and actually put on weight (15 - 25 lbs) and it severely hurt my distance performances; however, it did help my 100 and 200 times.

[quote]itsthetimman wrote:
friedrice683 wrote:
How should I go about building up muscle during the Cross Country season. I realize that the 90 minutes of long distance running will definately slow down my results, but is there anyway I can prevent that from happening and still bulk correctly?

ALSO, do any of you have any recipes to make some good clean food with using a college cafeteria offered foods? (going to boarding school next year, sophomore, and the caf is equivalent to a college)

Are you primarily a distance runner? If so, I would not “bulk up.” I was in your position before and actually put on weight (15 - 25 lbs) and it severely hurt my distance performances; however, it did help my 100 and 200 times.

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This guy weighs 120lbs.

There is a lot of good advice that would apply directly to your goals right here:

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1218061&pageNo=0#1219524

Sorry if it is not what you want to hear, but you started the thread, now stick to it and listen.

Otherwise, quit wasting other peoples time with the same question.

I agree. I’m currently bulking and the times & average speed of bicycle tides I occasionally do are dropping. bulk is not compatable with long-distance endurance sports. You have to choose which way you want to excel. There’s a reason you never see Tour De France riders in Powerful Images.

As for myself, I’m planning to switch to a fat-cutting diet & exercise plan a couple of months prior to some major annual bike rides I do.

[quote]Professor X wrote:
itsthetimman wrote:
friedrice683 wrote:
How should I go about building up muscle during the Cross Country season. I realize that the 90 minutes of long distance running will definately slow down my results, but is there anyway I can prevent that from happening and still bulk correctly?

ALSO, do any of you have any recipes to make some good clean food with using a college cafeteria offered foods? (going to boarding school next year, sophomore, and the caf is equivalent to a college)

Are you primarily a distance runner? If so, I would not “bulk up.” I was in your position before and actually put on weight (15 - 25 lbs) and it severely hurt my distance performances; however, it did help my 100 and 200 times.

This guy weighs 120lbs.
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Well then, he should be really fast.

Seriously dude, eat every 2 - 3 hours. Eat about 200 g of protein, 300 g carbs, 150 g fat. That will pack on the weight. With all the running, you’ll burn most off and probably put on muscle.

Oh yea, bust your ass in the weightroom.

With that much activity, you probably don’t need to eat so clean - maybe just eat big in the dining hall, and take away bread, fruit, milk (if you have a fridge) to eat later.

TC’s Chanko might work well, too (it’s just rice + corn + tuna).
http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=461534

Check out Berardi’s G-Flux article:
increased food turnover + increased exercise = awesome


Height: ~5’4
Weight: ~120 lbs.
Date of Birth: June 13, 1982
Place of Birth: Bekoji, Arsi Province (Ethiopia)
5k PR: 12:37.35 (World Record)
10k PR: 26:20.31 (World Record)

Nick, the OP is 5’10".

[quote]DTLV wrote:
Nick, the OP is 5’10".[/quote]

Whoops, my bad.

Just eat, my friend. Eat, eat, and eat some more.