Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Boxing Training/Amateur Boxing


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-22-2013, 08:41 AM   #1
brown bomber
2010 Poster of the Year
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 15,455
vCash: 1000
Default Training for a marathon can I keep muscle gains?

Simple question for my more knowledgable amigos on here...

I'm going to do the London marathon in 10 weeks... I've put on about 20 lbs of muscle in recent times and I don't want to lean out. Can I use the same principle of one big strength session a week to retain mass or will I lose a lot of size? Any tips to retain size- also any marathon tips like pace etc..

I've done a 10k in 38 mins with no training I can run really well but this is a different level.
brown bomber is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 08:57 AM   #2
scrap
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,683
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Training for a marathon can I keep muscle gains?

Yes, you can
scrap is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 08:57 AM   #3
markiepoop
Journeyman
ESB Jr Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 168
vCash: 650
Default Re: Training for a marathon can I keep muscle gains?

no advice here but wow 10k in 38min without training is very very fast..
markiepoop is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 09:10 AM   #4
brown bomber
2010 Poster of the Year
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 15,455
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Training for a marathon can I keep muscle gains?

Quote:
Originally Posted by markiepoop View Post
no advice here but wow 10k in 38min without training is very very fast..
That's after 2 years inactivity...
brown bomber is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 09:11 AM   #5
brown bomber
2010 Poster of the Year
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 15,455
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Training for a marathon can I keep muscle gains?

Quote:
Originally Posted by scrap View Post
Yes, you can
How mate? What would you suggest?
brown bomber is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 10:40 AM   #6
Kraik
Might is Right
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: London
Posts: 46
vCash: 75
Default Re: Training for a marathon can I keep muscle gains?

Quote:
Originally Posted by brown bomber View Post
How mate? What would you suggest?
Finish last.
Kraik is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 10:58 AM   #7
scrap
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,683
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Training for a marathon can I keep muscle gains?

Quote:
Originally Posted by brown bomber View Post
How mate? What would you suggest?
What Ive got in my Shed, makes it happen .
scrap is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 11:11 AM   #8
gumbo2176
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 720
vCash: 500
Default Re: Training for a marathon can I keep muscle gains?

I've never trained for a marathon but one of the guys I once ran with has done so many times. We would run 5 miles a couple days a week, 6-8 miles one day a week, 10 miles one day and and on Saturday or Sunday he'd run 15 miles for his long training day. He'd take 1 day off after the long run and another whenever he felt he needed a break for a second day a week off.


I only ran 4 days a week and totaled 27-30 or so miles a week. I was lean to begin with and never gained any weight when running, but I never lost any either. When we first began running, he had been doing so for about 6 months and had lost about 30 lbs. and was still heavier than me. That was the main reason he began running------to lose weight. I helped him pick up his pace over the next few months and our distances increased from 3 mile runs to the following.

We would run together at a 6 minute a mile pace up to the 10 mile distance. When he ran the 15 mile distance, he'd cut the pace back to roughly 7 minutes a mile. As far as I can remember, his personal best for the marathon distance was 3 hr.s 40 something minutes and just under, or right at 8 minutes a mile.


I believe it comes down to how hard you train and what time you are trying to achieve. Fact is, the body type for long distance runners is quite lean, almost looking like anorexia. I watched the Kenyan's and Ethiopian's cross the finish line at the Crescent City Classic 10K and those guys are built like match stick figures.
gumbo2176 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 11:15 AM   #9
elcasoshaun
Journeyman
ESB Jr Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Catetoville
Posts: 195
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Training for a marathon can I keep muscle gains?

I used to be a fairly decent marathoner until about 2000. I saw lots of very good distance runners with considerable lean mass, in fact a few of the army lads destroyed me in a half marathon and made me see sense about being a weak, ill, over-trained endurance junkie.
elcasoshaun is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 11:16 AM   #10
dealt_with
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,182
vCash: 500
Default Re: Training for a marathon can I keep muscle gains?

You could keep the same muscle size but the composition of the fibres would change from the training required for a marathon, you'd probably lose a bit of strength and power p4p. You just have to make sure you take in enough calories. When you train in a certain way you also train your body to send more blood to that part of your body being used, so your proportions may change a bit.
dealt_with is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 11:16 AM   #11
dealt_with
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,182
vCash: 500
Default Re: Training for a marathon can I keep muscle gains?

Quote:
Originally Posted by scrap View Post
What Ive got in my Shed, makes it happen .
No pedo
dealt_with is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 11:27 AM   #12
scrap
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,683
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Training for a marathon can I keep muscle gains?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dealt_with View Post
No pedo
Meaning .
scrap is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 11:43 AM   #13
dealt_with
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,182
vCash: 500
Default Re: Training for a marathon can I keep muscle gains?

Quote:
Originally Posted by scrap View Post
Meaning .
What you said sounded a bit rapey. I hope I haven't stolen your innocence.
dealt_with is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 12:01 PM   #14
Jdsm
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: North East, England.
Posts: 1,093
vCash: 1947
Default Re: Training for a marathon can I keep muscle gains?

Should be able to keep most of your muscle size. Resistance training volume can be reduced while still maintaining.

I'd increase protein a bit (nothing excessive) and obviously keep calories high.
Jdsm is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 12:01 PM   #15
scrap
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,683
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Training for a marathon can I keep muscle gains?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dealt_with View Post
What you said sounded a bit rapey. I hope I haven't stolen your innocence.
Impossible . I only let close Friends in there.
scrap is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Boxing Training/Amateur Boxing

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013