To start, this is not my first rodeo. I have always been in good shape and have years of lifting behind me. Last year I set a goal that I was not sure I could obtain. More of a power lifter by nature, I always admired the “In shape” guy, the full package dude that could show up in a gym and not make a fool of himself then go out and run a few miles.
Now back to my quest; I wanted to run a 10k (6.2 miles) under 60 minutes and squat 600 lbs. Reasonable for me to achieve but I wanted to do it on the same day, not the same year. I finished the run at 50 min. and got the squat. Mission complete!
My problem is this; it tore me up! Serving two masters at that level just killed me. I want to stay in good shape but have come to terms with the fact I just can pound the miles. I hate anything like a treadmill, that’s for rats, and an elliptical is almost as bad. Has anyone found anything that will not seriously detract from their mass building and is heart friendly?