Monday 11.13.23


3 rounds for time:
50 air squats
7 ring muscle-ups
10 hang power cleans (95/135 lb)

3 rounds for time:
50 air squats
7 chest-to-bar pull-ups
10 hang power cleans (75/115 lb)

3 rounds for time:
30 air squats
15 ring rows
10 hang power cleans (45/65 lb)

Is Running Bad for You?

People who are hoping to get fit often have a question: “Is running bad for you?”

In fact, if you Google “top questions about fitness,” that’s one of the Top 18.

The short version: Running isn’t bad for you.

But it isn’t the solution to every fitness problem, and it isn’t the best option for some people. Finally, it is possible to run too much if you have certain goals.

Running Is Great! 

Running is a wonderful activity because it doesn’t require a lot of special equipment or even access to a gym. You can just throw on some runners and hit the sidewalk or paths in any park. Or you can use a treadmill in a garage or basement if you prefer.

Running is a fantastic exercise for training your cardiovascular system. You’ll also strengthen muscles and bones to some degree. In addition, running provides many of the “extra” benefits of general movement: improved mood, better sleep, increased self-confidence and so on.

Many people love to get out and run for any distance, and some like it so much that they join clubs or start training for long races and even marathons.

So why do some people think running is bad?

Well, any activity comes with some risk. We believe that the risks of fitness activities are very small—especially when compared to the many significant health risks of inactivity.

Beyond that, some runners who put in a lot of miles will get “overuse injuries,” and some people have joints that just aren’t happy when a person is pounding the pavement with less-than-perfect technique. Finally, high-volume running can cause some muscle loss if a person avoids strength training or doesn’t eat well.

But that doesn’t mean running is bad.