Do muscles make you slow?

Myth #2: Building muscle makes you slower and less flexible.

Contrary to what you might think, building significant amounts of lean muscle mass will actually speed you up rather than slow you down.

Muscles are responsible for every movement of your body, from running to jumping to throwing.

Why am I building muscle so slowly?

Your calorie needs: If you don’t eat enough calories every day, you won’t build muscle even if you eat a lot of protein.

Your lifting routine: If you’re trying to build muscle, you need to be aware of two key strength training concepts: frequency and volume.

Do muscles make you faster?

The quads help straighten your legs and help lift your knees toward your chest.

Your quads play an important role in your body for speed training.

The stronger your quads, the faster you run.

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You can still run a good 10K, half marathon, or marathon while still carrying a fair amount of extra muscle, but I’d say that extra muscle will do you more harm than good.

Does lifting make you run slower?

1) Weight training is always as heavy as possible and therefore always done slowly.

2) Weight training makes you fat and it slows you down.

Not all weight training is created equal.

It’s like you’ve never run 400m at marathon speed (unless you’re Eliud Kipchoge).

More muscle = more power and energy savings, which means faster.

However, if this muscle gain is taken in the context of an overall increase in body size (not just muscle gain, but also overall weight gain), then yes, you will be slower because you are moving more weight.

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Is stretching supposed to hurt?

Stretching should never hurt.

Pain doesn’t have to be a part of your stretching routine.

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