Help me gain weight. But keep my 10k time.
June 24, 2010 1:15 PM Subscribe
Workout filter: 6'2", 19-year-old, 175 lbs male triathlete.
Don't want to lose my cardio ability, but want to keep gaining muscle mass. Cardio before or after weight lifting? I started Westside for Skinny Bastards 3 weeks ago, along with increasing my protein intake up to ~180g/day (already eat only whole foods, etc.). Is this a good program to continue?
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posted by nokry56 to health & fitness (16 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I've gained 9 pounds since starting WS4SB but I know my cardio ability has taken a hit (due to me not focusing on it)
I want to get back into good cardio shape after suffering a bit from finals (I'm an college student). For me, good cardio shape is defined as getting back to my 42min 10k time of 2.5 months ago.
My main goal for the next 2 months is to get up to 190lbs while not losing the ever crucial cardio ability.
On that note, when should I do my cardio workout? Before weightlifting? After? On off days? This seems to be one of the great internet debates and I'm curious as to what other runners/triathletes have found effective for gaining muscle mass.
Also, is WS4SB a good program? I'm the first person to admit that I don't know much about weight-lifting - I DO own Starting Strength and Pratical Programming but I really need something like WS4SB that has the "do this on this day" approach.
If WS4SB isn't a vehement "NO" from the community, I'll probably stick with that. However, if you're adament about it being bad for me and have something better I'm more than willing to hear