This question came through Instagram: Why does running suck?
My buddy Big Neil and I touched on it in our podcast The Big Freakin’ Health Coach Podcast, and I thought it deserved more consideration and explanation.
Before diving into the scientific reasoning behind running difficulty, we have to make a few assumptions. I’m not approaching the answer to this question to include interval running or sprints.
In the context of this question I am assuming that the type of running in question is long duration running - AKA jogging. Jogging is often understood to be a low intensity steady state (LISS) form of cardio, lasting 20-60 minutes for the average person.
As someone who does NOT run for fun, here are my thoughts on running, and why so many people think it sucks.
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In today’s article, we bust 4 corrective exercise myths that can affect your fitness.
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This week we cover a few topics on a lot of people's minds:
- progressing bodyweight workouts
- finding exercise equipment
- separating work from home when they happen in the same place
Roll up your sleeves, all these topics require a little work.
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When it comes to your exercise selection, you can be pretty limited if you don't have any equipment at home.
Here's the wish list of home gym essentials so you aren't limited to the same dozen bodyweight exercises indefinitely.
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