I'm over the symptoms now really, I'd never had it before and was really worried for a couple of months because it took ages to correctly diagnose and I had to go for some investigations at hospital. Still get the odd bit of jip now and then but it's hardly noticeable and I expect it will eventually burn itself out.
Did you have a long course of antibiotics and alpha blockers?
Did you get any answers on this? I've had it for 4 months, only just clearing now. I went for my first run in ages yesterday, had previously not ran as the symptoms (aching thighs and lower back) weren't exactly great for running...
I have found that heavy compound weight lifting (squats, bench press, deadlift) is a better fat burner than any other exercise I have tried and I very much enjoy it. But running is just as enjoyable and also improves your cardio fitness and endurance.
I tend to cycle them through the year so im not always weight lifting and not always running.
The best shape I have ever been in - fitness wise and aesthetically - (this time last year) I was combining distance running, high intensity interval training (sprinting) and weight lifting (including compounds). I guess the moral of the story is to mix it up and not say 'running is the best' or 'anaerobic training is the best' when both will actually be beneficial.
ZanZinger, ignore science if you want, but you are arguing against human biology.
You didn't say 10/12x400m etc originally, I thought you were referring to high intensity interval training, which definitely is not endurance.
Have you seen a cyclists upper body? They are tiny. Some have huge legs because they train them in the gym as well as cycling.
It is true that runners dont require muscular bulk, but its not the only reason they have low muscle mass. Read any book on bodybuilding, they will never advocate running or endurance sport because it is to the detriment of muscle growth!