General which is MOST challenging to do Cardio or WeightLifting?

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  1. karasu

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    which is MOST challenging to endure:

    the standard 5X5 StrongLifts HuskyFat weight-training routine or 40 minutes running at a vigorous pace?
     
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  2. karasu

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    and here is a interesting article for your Sunday evening enjoyment:



    Torgeby’s anxiety and depression worsened. Unable to concentrate at school, burned out on the track, and overwhelmed at home, he decided to take a year off in the wilderness when he turned 20. “I rode a train as far north as I could go in Sweden,” Torgeby said, “Then I walked into the woods for another 30 miles or so, and said, ‘This is my new home.’”


    He constructed a shelter out of natural materials, then filled it with bags of beans and other non-perishables, plus blankets and clothing. There was no electricity or running water. His place was about two or three hours to the nearest village (or “one hour if I ran fast,” he said), so he was forced to hunt, fish, and forage for mushrooms and berries immediately. “It was up to me to live,” he said. “When you’re focused on survival, you don’t worry about other things.”


    As the days went by, Torgeby fell into a routine: Wake up, make breakfast, run, hunt and prepare food, maintain the cabin, make a fire, eat dinner. “I started to feel relaxed when I ran,” he said. “It’s so easy to push, push, push—but in the forest, it’s just you and the wilderness, and you can breathe.”


    “When you’re alone away from society, it’s hard. I had this restless feeling,” he said. “After about four months, I got used to it, and could be happy by myself.” He still kept in touch with his family, visiting every three months.


    When the year came to an end, Torgeby wasn’t ready to go back. He would go on to spend another three years living and training off the grid, steadily increasing his leg strength with intervals in the warmer months and long cross-country ski sessions in the winter.


    But something else was changing, too: He started come to town more often, entering track races. “My attitude toward running was different,” he said. “It felt like my mind was attached to my body again.”


    “There’s this idea that everyone in Sweden is happy, but mental health is a problem here just like anywhere,” Torgeby said. “If you put all of your feelings away, you’ll get sick in the head. It’s easy to be secure physically in a warm house, but being outdoors forces you to face what you’re feeling in both your mind and body.”------


    https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a22997...the-woods/
     
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  3. SoupCan

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    cardio.... fuck walking
     
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    I had a hurt hand once and took a six-round stay busy fight. I couldn’t spar, so I relied on all-out 400 meter sprints for the bulk of my fight preparation, in lieu of sparring. One of the toughest things I’ve ever done.
     
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  5. TryHardNobody

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    Either one is hard if you actually push yourself to the limits of your capability
    But most ppl don't care to get good at cardio. They do bare minimum
     
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  6. Toelocku

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    Cardio by far
     
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  7. TryHardNobody

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    So is strong lifts if you are actually plugging in 100% max and basing your other lifts off that.

    Most ppl have no idea what their ORM is because they don't push themselves anywhere near it And dont take the time to learn form or do rep work to get near an actual ORM. So it seems easier to do strong lifts because u can't lie your way out of cardio. But most ppl r lying on their max nunbers

    Orm = one rep max
     
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  8. Splinty

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    1RM Squat or Running hard miles are both mentally taxing to me.

    I can psyche myself up for about anything else to push myself to the "I'll have to die to make me stop" limit. Those two things get to me.

    But you get to the bottom of a really heavy squat and I have no idea how people powerlift through these heavy sets week after week. I don't love the lift like I do a deadlift. And you can't say no once you are committed through the negative. All the setup for failure if you don't have your mental game perfect for that moment.

    Likewise, I started running a lot and it just plain hurts sometimes. Just hurts. Lungs on fire. Legs exhausted. Have to go somewhere else. I can do it if I have headphones to distract me and just put one foot in front of the other. Silence and just the road sucks at those times.
     
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  9. Rambo John J

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    cardio
    regular heavy lifting can be hard also
    both are hard when unmotivated
    good music can get me to do both, but sometimes I just don't hit play button on stereo so I fuck off and slack
     
  10. Yossarian

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    Cardio. Cardio takes the longest so there's lots of mental discipline needed to keep on going. Lots more oppertunity to quit. The lift is in the moment, and yes it requires an equal amount of mental toughness, there's less oppertunity to back out, or not complete the exercise.
     
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  11. TryHardNobody

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    Agree. You can distract yourself while running. During a one rep max you can end up in the hospital. And I have lol
     
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    Mom's spagetthi.
     
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  13. theFLY~n~TACO

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    Considering I weight lift to failure in the mornings in the bathroom....
     
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  14. Rambo John J

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    you talking pooping or actual weights
    I have a kettlebell that I do a couple sets with before showering
     
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    LOL you dipshit...that is so funny
     
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  16. ENOCK

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    I'm currently training for a 10K and gotta say right now its harder then tossing weight around the gym.
     
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  17. Rambo John J

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    good goal...need to get back to running...I only do Kickboxing rounds on bag for cardio
    used to love running with my weight vest on...not much of a runner currently...got 15 lbs of pudge to lose to be an efficient runner again
     
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  18. Song4

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    Running would be a good way to lose it I think
     
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    'yes sir
    I have good cardio for kickboxing...but constant motion of running is a helluva workout...I do like 1.5 miles after a few rounds on the bag and I am feeling it

    used to run 10 miles easy with 20lbs on back in those vibram five finger toe shoes(much harder than normal shoes IMO)

    i would like to get back to that condition in case of apocalypse so i can be in top few percent conditioned humans

    stopped running after emergency appendectomy and never fully resumed.
    not a good excuse...I am perfectly healthy and strong for a 40 yr old fella...all joints are very strong
    just took a break to heal and never resumed
     
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    With lifting you can always quit, with running it's different cause you have to get back home.
    Lifting requires more discipline and focus to not throw out your back.
     
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    running is simple, when i never wrestled we used to run 3.5 miles before practice up graphic blvd and back and then practice.
    very easy.

    weight lifting requires more discipline and effort......by far.........that is if you care and want to get in shape.
     
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  22. Yossarian

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    Then go running again, you already have the weight vest on (15lbs. of pudge). Running is the quickest way to lose it. Just get out and start running, even if only for 20 minutes. Running will help your bag work garanteed.
     
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  23. Onetrickpony

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    Your dwarf like legs can’t help either.
     
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  24. Rambo John J

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    aint that the truth
    and I got size 13 feet too
    shits all fuckedup over here
     
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    Yes I know this
    Quite type of different Cardio though.
    More running saps power in my strikes but gives me more stamina...probably because I am lighter and leaner

    I need to run more for sure, but not too much because it eats the muscle in the legs where my power comes from
     
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