Many people think that Running will make legs thicker, because Sprinters’ legs are Thick. Indeed, many sprinters have well-developed leg muscles, but many long-distance runners have thin legs, so will running make the legs thicker?
Will Running Really Make The Legs Thicker? The Way You Run is Not Right
The way you run is actually related to the way you run. The body will enter anaerobic exercise when sprinting, not only does not consume fat, but also makes the muscles become stronger and stronger.
The long-distance running belongs to the aerobic exercise, to consume a lot of fat, but also will not generate muscle.
Sprinters often train, do a lot of anaerobic exercise every day, and after that eat a lot of high protein food to promote muscle production, so the legs become thick and strong.
Long-distance runners consume a lot of fat every day, less fat in the legs, and because of the exercise, so that the curve of the legs become tight, so the legs are very thin.
So Although Running Can Make The Legs Thicker, It Can Also Slim The Legs.
How to Run Will Not Make The Legs Thicker?
- Prepare for the exercise, through the warm-up can make the body more quickly into the state of sports exercise, improve the efficiency of the exercise, you can reduce the amount of exercise, to prevent excessive exercise brought about by leg swelling.
- Do not use the forefoot to land first when running. The forefoot first landing is the practice of sprinting, which will not only stimulate the calf muscles, but will also increase the pressure on the knee joint. You should land on your heel first, and then slowly transition to the forefoot.
- control the running time, generally 20 minutes – 1 hour can be, but also according to their physical condition to adjust, to prevent excessive exercise caused by muscle fatigue.
- After running to do relaxation exercises, such as stretching the legs, patting the leg muscles, alternating with cold and hot water to the legs bath, etc..
- Do not eat and drink after running, pay attention to a balanced diet.