I’ve been meaning to write a recap of the 10 mile race I ran on Saturday, but I just haven’t gotten around to it and sharing this workout seemed easier for today:)
On Monday I wanted to get some strength work in since recently I’ve only been making it to body pump once a week. I didn’t have a lot of time after my run so I grabbed some 8 pound weights and got through this strength workout in 15 minutes. It’s not nearly as challenging as body pump but it works most major muscle groups in a short amount of time. If you don’t have an hour to go to the gym, I always say it’s better to do something than nothing!
You could even repeat more than once if you have some extra time. When I strength train on my own I usually do 15 reps of a move, for 3 sets. So, to save time I upped the reps to 20 and only included 2 sets. It adds a little challenge to do 20 reps straight, plus there are no breaks included so I was a little out of breath at times (especially after the push-ups!)
Let me know what you think if you try this out!
How often/for how long do you strength train?
*see my disclaimer and other workouts here
Chrissy @Pink Polish and Running Shoes says
I love this! I pinned it to try soon.
Great! I hope you like it:)
I’m a known avoider of squats but the rest looks like exactly the kind of circuit I like to do in the gym! Can’t wait to read your recap btw 😉
Haha, I’ve learned to just embrace the squats:)
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
Ermigerd this will be perfect for me. My motivation for strength training is seriously waning right now, and this is just enough to hit everything. NOW TELL US ABOUT THE RACE.
I hope you like the workout, if you do try it! And I finally got around to writing about the race-it will post tomorrow morning. I love your enthusiasm:D
Sam @ See Sam Run says
I’m glad this repost showed up on my feed! I just did it and it was great. I’ll be trying to do it more in my training schedule!
Lisa @ Mile By Mile says
I’m glad you liked it!