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gukl

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Combining endurance and strength training
« on: May 25, 2019, 10:08:48 am »
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So most people on here typically started their athletic journeys training for strength, power and speed. I noticed there's been a definite trend towards endurance training (with adarqui leading the ship on this one).

I've really fallen in love with running and it's become a huge part of my life. But I've spent the last 10 years of my life pursuing strength and power (other than sports training but it's been a few years).

I thought it would be interesting explore how best to combine these. For example, is it even reasonable to expect to be able to run ultramarathons, squat 140kg+ and dunk basketballs?

Obviously a huge part of it is nutrition. My carbohydrate intake has increased massively since I started running. Probably break even, I'm not using weight. But probably still not eating enough to optimise recovery.

How best to organise training? Especially with super busy work schedules. For example this weekend I ran 5k, then had to squeeze in some heavy squats and plan to run a long distance tomorrow. I cut down on the volume and went heavier and hopefully at least will be not as sore, will see how it works. I quickly found out that running before lifting works whereas running after lifting categorically does not!

Anybody have any thoughts or any resources/examples of people who have combined these goals successfully? I guess a prime example would be athletes such as rugby players etc. There's also guys like Alex viada who talks a bunch about managing different energy systems.

I haven't really researched much at all and have kind of just been winging it however starting to think I need to put a bit more thought into training like this now

Super interested to hear people's thoughts!




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Re: Combining endurance and strength training
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2019, 05:07:19 am »
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CROSSFIT, BRO
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: Combining endurance and strength training
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2019, 05:07:28 am »
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jk
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: Combining endurance and strength training
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2019, 02:06:08 pm »
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i've actually had a partial response written up but haven't finished it. lol. :<

will post it soon.

(it's nothing major, just keep getting side tracked)