So far this week my workouts have been a bit different than usual. I will probably end up running about the same as I usually do, but instead of taking an hour strength training class at the gym and dong the Iron Strength workout, along with core work a few other days, I added alot more at-home strength training that involved about 20-30 minutes a day of different types of exercises. Some of the exercises I already do regularly and some were new. I did make sure to add plyometrics because I tend to avoid those kinds of exercises!
For Monday’s workout it was the day after my 5k and I didn’t feel up for doing the full Iron Strength workout. I created this workout instead, which took about 20 minutes to go through once.
Start with a warm up, and give yourself about a minute to recover between sets. I went through this workout once but I think on most days I would go through it twice. (Again, I was a little sore from the 5k and just didn’t feel like pushing too hard). Another option is to just chose one set to repeat…for example, complete Sets 1, 2, 3, and then 1 again.
If you have any questions about specific exercises leave a comment and I will try to find a good source to show you how to do it. Please remember that I am not a medical professional or personal trainer and you should always listen to your body when doing these kinds of workouts. Click here for my disclaimer.
Along with this workout, I also found alot of supplemental workouts and exercises to try throughout the week that I thought I would share!
10 minute glute workout for runners (Kinetic Revolution)
Core and balance training for runners (Kinetic Revolution)
Hip girdle stability exercises (Lauren @ The Foodie Runner)
Strength training for runners workout (Laura @ This Runner’s Recipes)
Stabilization and strength for master’s runners (Amanda @ Miss Zippy via Runner’s Connect)
I hope that you find something that you can try out over the next few days!
I’m joining Jill for the Fitness Friday link-up!
How do you add strength training into your weekly workout schedule?
What is your favorite kind of strength training?