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Lifting Weights & Running


#1

Im a 6'1 slim athlete & weigh 155 who loves to run track,cross country, & play soccer. i been concerned about my strength so i started to workout 3 weeks ago.. i just wanted to know if it can benefit me by running longer and faster.. i really wanna gain muscles & be able to run a sub 50 in the 400.. what workouts should i mainly focus on?? Im very ambitious to change my physical appearance to benefit me in any way. Any tips???!


#2

You can read alot on this site & others about the big 3.

Do Squats, Bench & Dead Lift 2 or 3x a week. I like the order as written. Start light and work up in weight. Keep a log. Do it for a few months see how it works for you. You’ll also have to eat more to gain muscle and get your protein intake to at least 1 gram per pound of LBM.


#3

OP,

Maybe look into “Westside for Skinny Bastards” training program. I thikn that this program may be something you are looking for. I would most probably recommend the 3 day a week “in-season” for yourself.

Uncle Bird.

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#4

Before I started lifting I ran quite a bit. It was normal for me to be sore for a day or two after a run.

After I started lifting, especially after I started doing squats, deads, and lunges, I no longer was sore after my runs. The heavy legwork in the gym really helped my running which was really unexpected.


#5

With that workload and your current weight, expect to eat, and eat a lot. And then eat more. If you’re eating good food, you should be eating so much that people comment on it.