running or bodybuilding
If you want to look good then you can do better than being a runner. I run because I enjoy it. If you prefer gym then you can gym it and run as an extra.
I don't think everyone who's a runner is obsessed with times, but if it's your main hobby, there's nothing like improving..
Loads of runners have great physiques., or at least I think so.
However, if your ideal bod is that of a body builder, go build that body. Do it natrualy though othersie us runners will out live you
Good luck with whatever you chose.
I think runners have fantastic bodies actually
I know which i prefer out of a runner and a body builder
its why i like going to races
Brad Robinson 2 wrote (see)
I am torn between two evils.Do I diet lose weight and look like a stick.Or simply go to the gym 4 times a week,eat like mad (which i enjoy doing) and bulk up like a proper bodybuilder.Lets face it no competetive runners have bodys to die for do they? I am a member of a club and do ok with my times, I usualy manage a 10k in about 44-46 minutes, however thered is this obsession with every runner to go quicker why???
two things are very short sighted in what you say:
'look like a stick' - believe me Brad, I do NOT look like a stick. Im 6ft and weigh 75kg.
'obsession to go quicker' - dur, its a measurement of progress isnt it! I imagine that the bodybuilding equivalent however is bulking up and getting bigger, which in itself is a measurement of progress.
The last point I am reluctant to comment on, but fuck it I will (mainly because I think that your inital post is on the whole rather narrow-minded). I have had quite a few very positive comments from people on here about my body. Now I run because I ENJOY it. I also cycle and do gym stuff (high rep low weight), so as an added bonus my body has become quite 'good' not through purely vanity reasons which sounds like your motivation.
9 out of 10 blokes down the gym grunting away in the heavy weights section of my gym are all tubby big blokes with no definition quaffing protein powder rubbish and all that shit, and I imagine (looking at your picture) you would probably fit into that category too if you were to go down that route. Running can fit in with weights, and would be a HEALTHIER option....get outside, the weather is lovely at the moment, fresh air, sun, etc etc - why be cooped up in a gym in the name of vanity?
Most bodybuilders are unhealthy, have small weak hearts, and a even smaller brain.
Alot of runners do weights, for increased strength, vanity etc.
Zanzinger wrote (see)
Having said that though I do agree that many runners, both male and female, look emaciated to a point where it's no longer deemed attractive to the majority (although it is in the eye of the beholder and I'm sure some do find it attractive).
I think folk who look different often do things on top of running that gives them that shape, like Alex throws in a few tris or Nick L you do some rock climbing etc don't you(?) to give you that upper body definition.
You're right Double 0... my mate is an RAF triathlete and he just uploaded some pics from a recent duathlon... hellloooo boys!!!
Thanks for all your replies and constructive comments.I think that I am being misguided by the running club,and the big bodybuilders at the gym.The runners at the club are all obssessed by going faster and losing weight to go faster.The guys at the gym are all obssesed to the point were they want to lift more and eat as many calories a day as possible.Like most of you guys have said why don`t i just do both disciplines ie running and the gym, which is what i am allready doing and enjoying.I allways set out to keep fit and control my weight which is what i am doing.What I do lack is focus though, i think i need a new challenge to work towards.Double 0 I have thought about triathlon until i saw the price of the bikes!!!!
p.s. Nick L I am deffinately not a "tubby big bloke with no definition quaffing protein powder rubbish"
Brad - if you're looking at tri-specific bikes then yes, they're very expensive. But you don't need one. Any half-decent road bike will more than suffice, and you can try out a few sprint events on a mountain bike without looking out of place.
Tri is as expensive or as cheap as you want it to be.
bazza wrote (see)
and one last thing - all women who run are beautiful.
What a lovely thing to say!
Nam wrote (see)
Zanzinger wrote (see)Most bodybuilders are unhealthy, have small weak hearts, and a even smaller brain.and an even smaller shnizzle...
And this is just what I was thinking
And I wanna see these pic's of Nam's mate
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