Well mike himself posted here and agreed with me, look for yourself
I did, and like a normal scientifically literate human being I ask myself. Why would mike agree? What are his reasons to agree with the statement.
To what degree does this statement apply?
WHY does the statement apply?
And to all of those. Your statement that "Jogging reduces muscle mass" Means NOTHING. You might have well said "Jerking off every night is a great arm work-out"
Jogging is a dynamic process of MANY things. And while your heart rates increase, your also doing impact training, Muscle training. As many muscles are used in running. chest, Abdominal muscles, glutes, legs, calves, arms, neck muscles, back muscles. Pretty much your whole body is working in ether stabilizing your body, or moving it forward. Expanding your chest cavity (thus inhaling air) or compressing the cavity, thus exhaling air. your body is building and fighting a build up of lactic acid. Your artery's are being expanded and stretched like rubber bands allowing for more blood. your body is moving blood to muscles and away from your digestive tract. your releasing hormones into your blood stream, building new blood cells. reducing the rate of urine build up
So What is it that reduces muscle? Jogging? Because then that's everything. and jogging itself means nothing. its just moving at a faster pace then walking. Which is subjective to everyone.
So dont walk then? Walking reduces muscle mass at a slower pace then jogging. So DONT WALK. EVER.
Seem like bad advice? It follows from dont jog.
Cardiovascular Exercise should NEVER be discarded from a persons activities. your heart puts blood to the muscles. no point in having muscle mass if you Cannot get blood there quickly and efficiently. So someone starts including cardiovascular training, and as a result loses muscle mass.
Make a hypothesis of WHY that is.
Does the body react differently? Does the focus shift to more blood cells, more blood vessels, heart tissue. more DENSE muscles, rather than inflated muscles? Can you even have different muscle densities? How about remove mass on the top end of the body as it makes it harder to balance and work if the lower end isn't strong enough. what about composition of muscles? Storage of oxygen? or the amount of slow twitch and fast twitch fibers. or the intermediate fibers? what becomes useful?
The Forums are a great place to ask WHY. Sure, you may not know. But thats why you can ask it.
However, blatantly saying something, with little proof, and little background info results in bad choices. Remember that other people read what you say.
So expect someone to read it.
It must be clear. and offer points from both sides. medium grounds, understanding of the topic.
Do you see why we are displeased with your original post?
Edited by Eskimo, 13 April 2012 - 08:56 PM.