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I was wondering if you lose stamina when you workout and gain size. And Can you tell me if there is a way to increase your stamina while getting bigger and heavier.

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Way too broad. How much stamina? What type of exercise for both mass and stamina maintenance? Personal history? What kind of stamina do you want? Endurance running stamina is much different than lifting stamina. –  JohnP Aug 18 at 19:46
    
@JohnP im looking to build up edurance running stamina for cross country type runs. –  Muscle-Mass-Gainer Aug 18 at 20:03
    
It would help if you could outline your current workouts, what you plan to do and what your goals are. If you want to do endurance/cross country, the last thing you want to do is start putting on unnecessary mass. –  JohnP Aug 18 at 20:32

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The best to increase or at least keep your stamina for long distance running would be to make sure you are doing at least one long slow distance run, one medium distance run and 2-3 regular "easy" run in-between them. Don't get me wrong, weight is your enemy and there is a reason why runners are light and small, but there are runner who are 200+ lbs. that will finish a Marathon.

Your weekly schedule would look something like this: Mon -Rest Tues Easy -(4-5 miles) Wed Medium distance run (7ish or speed) Thurs - Easy Fri - Rest Sat LSD - 10-20 miles Sun Recovery

Of course there are a number of different goals for distance, time and injury prevention. I ran a Marathon this summer and noticed guys running with my who were much larger than me who also finished ahead of me. The key will be to consistently run every week and put that base milage in. The big factor for heavier people is how to do that without getting injured.

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