Running affects bodybuilders negatively and positively, it depends on how you do it that will affect you. Too much running is not good for bodybuilding muscles since you do not want lean muscles like the runners. Short sprints though are required and are a good exercise for bodybuilders. This is just like sleeping, they should sleep not too long and not sleep for a short period of time, they should sleep for nine hours. A good run with no proper diet is not going to help in any way, running has its benefit to the heart, cholesterol level, blood pressure, kidney.
Runs are good for gym performance that is why you find that bodybuilders do not run out of oxygen fast are quick to recover their breath after working out. Sleep is essential in building muscle, consistent running will improve your sleep for a long time as long as it is consistent. When you get enough rest, your gym sessions will improve as well as testosterone levels. Everything done starts in the health, so if you train your mentality that even running will work out for you, it will work out. It will help in building muscle for the leg, also improve stability during weight lifting.
Estrogen in males is the hormone that is used to produce sperms, when the levels are high, sperm production is slow and sperm produced are unhealthy. Running will help reduce estrogen in men, this is a barrier to men who want to muscle build that is why running is essential. It reduces the levels of fat in the body, fats are not required, mass is the target in building muscle. Nutrients are required as a bodybuilder, but if you run consistently without eating food to make up for the lost nutrients, body will struggle to keep in shape.
Dehydration comes naturally when running, that will make your muscles weak and tired, loss of water decreases the volume of muscle. Testosterone is the Male tissue that produces testes, increases body mass and hair growth. Long-distance running reduces testosterone levels’ so it is safe to run through for short periods of time. If you find that your mass is depleting due to more running and your focus is on building mass, shorten or stop running. Do not run because a certain role model of yours runs and has a good body, run because your body needs to or because your trainer has advised you to.
They have their effects either positive or negative, bodybuilders are not advised to run for body growth. You can run on days off the gym, learn to burn fat while running, have a plan on when to run and in the gym. Working out starts in the mind, if you set your mind to work out and see that you will have good results, that will happen, but if you do not believe that anything will happen in the workout, nothing will. Bodybuilders before starting their journey have to take running into consideration, do their research, talk to their trainers.