Lean Muscle or Strength?

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  1. FluffyWuffums

    FluffyWuffums New Member

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    My roommate and I always talk about this when it comes to training.

    He avoids running long distance and eats a greater percent of protein than carbs in his diet. He says that muscle strength comes more from resistance training whereas lean muscle is created by running longer distances and "toning" (higher reps).

    I'm kind of mixed... i just think forms of cardio burn more calories (giving you that lean appearance) i don't think there's really a difference :dunno:
     
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    you got it, he's a retard
     
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    FluffyWuffums New Member

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    if that's the case though, how can you gain more muscle mass if you're burning calories off that fast?
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Calories in > calories out = gain weight (fat or muscle)
     
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    I misread all of this. Muscle is formed by resistance, it builds and repairs stronger and bigger. Long durations of cardio is only going to build endurance.
     
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    every time i hear the word "tone" i die a little inside...
     
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    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    nuts in the ass?
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    What is "lean muscle" anyway? Is it some special kind of low-fat muscle I wasn't previously aware of?

    Your friend is a dumbass anyway.
     
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    that too
     
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  12. xSteveO

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    something you know nothing about :mamoru:
     
  13. bear

    bear frankly rover i dont give a "woof

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    gaining muscle without gaining fat? :dunno:
     
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    Muscle and fat are exclusive from one another. But, some people feel as if there is this hybrid called "lean muscle".


    There isn't.
     
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    werd niggas in my school always say that shit
     
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