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Your heart! It's your most important muscle by far, and the most neglected. Distance running is great for your heart! Heart disease is the #1 killer in the U.S. right now. However, I would not classify running in general as a muscle "builder" (even for the heart). Distance running is a low intensity aerobic exercise by definition, and as such does not stimulate hypertrophy (muscle building) to any great extent. You will however gain endurance in your legs, lower back, butt, calves, and even shoulder and neck!

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Q: What muscles do you build while running distance?
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