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You Can’t Serve Two Masters | The Miss Fits

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distance running may not be enough

I've heard this sentiment a lot:

If you want me to help you run faster and more efficiently, I can do that. But, if you want to look good and feel good, then distance running is counterproductive. You can’t serve two masters.

In my “before” picture I was still running. In fact, I ran a half-marathon not long after the picture was taken. My “after” picture shows my results achieved in about four months, after I stopped running and focused on strength training exclusively. I was only allowed to train 3 or 4 times each week, and in the beginning, my sessions included mostly body weight exercises and heavy prowler. That’s all I needed to get results. My coach also had no qualms about telling me that I was done and to go home and focus on recovery (eat right, manage stress and sleep more). For those wondering, I’ve (only) lost five pounds, but I’m down two dress sizes.

I’m here to tell you that you can actually exercise LESS and get amazing results through strength training.

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