Recently I wrote an article on running and why I think it’s an ineffective method for sedentary people to use to lose weight. You can read that piece HERE.
Well, after my weekly perusal of T-Nation (a site dedicated to guys like me who obsess over the latest research, trends and opinions in strength and conditioning), I came across an article by Eric Cressey called “6 Mistakes: Fitting Round Pegs Into Square Holes“.
The take home point in my case on why running is a poor choice for weight loss can be summed up with this quote from the article…
“The overwhelming majority of people move like absolute crap. When you take a body that moves like crap, and move it like crap for an extended period of time with very little range of motion or rest ? and add in ground reaction forces ? you make a lot of physical therapists and orthopedic surgeons wealthy.”
-Eric Cressey, MSc, CSCS
Do yourself and your body a favor and GET FIT TO RUN.
DON’T RUN TO GET FIT.