Brandon and Hudson White, known as the Buff Dudes, were two bodybuilding brothers who were curious about what would happen if they increased the amount of running they did in their daily lives—and how it would affect their gains. The Dudes attempted to run every day for a month before attempting a 10K with a group of considerably more experienced runners.
Brandon says that his legs are “killing” him on these runs after the first week, noting that he’s working his lower body roughly twice as hard during this challenge and still doing his normal training. The good news is that my cardiovascular capacity is there; I feel quite powerful in that area… But because I exercise frequently and the exercises are intense, I’m definitely feeling muscular fatigue.
Brandon uses stretching and mobility exercises in his routine, keeps track of his diet, and establishes a sleep schedule of at least 8 hours each night to help him recover as much as possible between runs and workouts.
The most difficult aspect for Hudson is to run every day without taking a break since this is something he isn’t used to. His target is to run 6 miles each day, but by the time he reaches the halfway mark, he’s “beat.” “When I’m at the gym, I’m used to doing 8 deadlifts before getting a nice rest,” he explains. “But with this, there are no breaks; it can get quite psychological because I want to quit after the first half mile and still have a long way to go.”