The reason for the Running Conspiracy is unknown, but the brainwashing methods are obvious: how many times have you seen a sexy couple run along the beach in commercials? Or seen the main character in your favorite 80â€™s movie get into shape during a glam-rock fueled training montage? Or been drugged, strapped to a chair, had your eyes taped open, and been forced to watch someone tell you that the only way to get into shape is to run? About a million times? Thatâ€™s what I thought.
In a world overflowing with fitness training options, millions of people have been brainwashed into thinking that there is only ONE WAY to lose weight and drop fat. These well-meaning and hopeful (albeit ignorant) individuals are convinced that they must perform hours of daily cardio through jogging and running if they hope to get results. Alas, they are wrong and will suffer a fate worse than death (not really): fitness failure.
Weâ€™ve had countless clients come to us after failing their cardio/running programs. With zero results, they crawl into the gym with confused expressions, wondering why they were beaten. We do our best to nurse them back to life and help them to see the light: there are far more efficient and effective ways to reach your fitness goals than running.
There is a dark side to running that can only be seen by digging up controversial research or by personally experiencing the effects of running countless marathons at the expense of your knees and hips. Too many clients have been given doctors and chiropractors orders to stop their long distance running or start prepping for knee replacement surgery.
This is not meant to take away from people who love to run. Far be it from me to naysay on their idea of an enjoyable activity. This article is meant for those who think that running will get them into the best shape in the shortest amount of time, even though they might hate running.
Why Running Sucks for Most People
Running will get you lean, but at the expense of muscle. Running is a very catabolic activity, meaning that it will not differentiate what king of tissue it burns, muscle, fat, etc.; itâ€™s all fair game.
Running does have some pros and for experienced athletes who are free of cardiac issues or joint problems, but for the rest of society who go out for a morning run every so often it might not be the best choice of exercise.
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