is it possible to train for a marathon and be broly...

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  1. science

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    at the same time? :hs:
     
  2. TheProwler

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    Sure. You won't ever be Mr. Olympia and be an Olympic marathon runner, because that much bulk is impossible to carry at record-breaking speeds, but you can run a marathon in a good time and have plenty of muscle mass. Being fairly low in body fat would be good for both goals.
     
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    no
     
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    depends on what time you want to finish it in
     
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    Yes it is possible. Moreso if someone was larger in the first place rather than someone needing to add more mass at the same time.
    SAID principle though applies.
     
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    Nobody who is brolly will ever win a marathon, but they sure can run one. I wouldn't go expecting sub 3:30 times though. I'm training for one at the moment and have cut right down on my lifting.
     
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    marathon would be pushing it.

    modern sprinters are all fairly broly as they use explosive energy to run.
     
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    comparing marathon runners to sprinters is like comparing body builders to power lifters.
     
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    Let's put it this way, anything over 200 lbs and you will be finishing in 4.5 hrs plus if you are anything under 5'10". Your joints are going to hate you and you will need to fuel like you have been on a desert isalnd for 30 days.
     
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    i know a guys who's over 200 lbs. that finished the boston marathon
     
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    Only superficially in that both run or both lift but not really. Considering some bodybuilders competed in pl'ing but short of decathletes, there's not really too much crossing of events between marathoners and sprinters.
     
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    Yeah, thats what I was getting at. They both use the gym, but for different goals. Elite marathon runners do lots of sprint work.. doubt elite sprinters do much distance/endurance work though.
     
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    Interesting question.
    I know 2 brollies who run marathons and both actually wish they were not as brolly as they are for running.
    One is a pretty fit 225 who diets and trains his ass off to around 200 before the race and wishes he was 185-190.

    Yup its possible, but, it makes it more challenging.
     
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    It is definitely possible. I know someone who trains for triathlons, and does excessive cardio almost daily. He also trains at the gym 5 times a week or so. He basically just trains and trains and trains, i'd guess he'd be 190lbs @ 6ft, but super lean. Not broly per se, but he's well built.
     
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    I'm gonna say no for the following reasons. You might be able to finish, but you won't get a worthwhile time:
    Being heavy and running for 26 miles will put stress on your joints.. a lot of stress. The best marathon runners are usually slim. Having a load of muscle is just carrying excess weight that you don't need.

    Training for the marathon will use up an absolute shitload of energy - you'd better be eating 8000 calories a day if you want to keep up ANY muscle mass.

    Yes, sprinters have lots of muscle but that is a TOTALLY different sport. The type of training you need to run a good marathon time is hardly condusive to gaining muscle mass.

    It might be easier if you are already fairly big. If you keep up the eating you might be able to keep some size. But if you are skinny, I don't think you have a chance in hell of gaining muscle while training for a marathon
     
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    because of the body types that excel in either area the two are somewhat mutually exclusive. so if you wanna be the tops at both, no. if you want to be broly and simply participate in running marathons, sure.

    then again, it depends what your idea of broly is. if its ryan reynolds in blade, then you might be able to be able to get pretty quick in the marathon
     
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    200 isn't broly.


    It's possible but it will be very hard. When you run long distances your body uses up all the energy stores and then starts eating muscle to fuel it self. You will have to carry a shit ton of GU in order to prevent that.
     
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    I consider Timbo pretty brolly :dunno:
     
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    He is lean and looks phenominal but in pants and a long sleeve shirt he wouldn't look that much different then your average person. In my opinion for one to be broly they must look big in street clothes.
     
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    230 might not be considered broly by some but completing a marathon at that weight is a still :bowdown: in my book.
     
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    i agree but don't, he has bigger arms than you and he is like 70 pounds less. he's a big dude muscular wise, but its true if he was in street clothes it wouldnt look like the jacked phenom he is.

    its like a vid i saw of stan mcquay who just turned ifbb pro. in a regular tshirt he looked solid but nothing big or impressive. when he got in a tank and started training he looked outrageous.
     
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    how big are your arms GT?
     
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    I'm not broly by a long shot, just fat. Timber looks a million times better then I do but he still isn't what I consider broly. I'm not trying to talk trash about timber because he does look phenomenal.



    I dunno...my 2xl polos are snug on the guns but not skin tight...
     
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