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Strength to compliment running (Read 1850 times)


Bugs

    I have had the most success with aerobics DVDs that use weights. Pick a quality program like the Firm, and it will take you through stretching, balance, strength, a little cardioi, ab workout and a cool down. For me it works well because it is a good workout but not so hard that my legs are tired for running.

    Bugs


    3Days4Cure

      I have had the most success with aerobics DVDs that use weights. Pick a quality program like the Firm, and it will take you through stretching, balance, strength, a little cardioi, ab workout and a cool down. For me it works well because it is a good workout but not so hard that my legs are tired for running.
      Bugs, I completely agree. I find doing a video is easier for me to commit to (once you start it, it's hard to say "I can stop at 2 sets"), but it is more a personal what works from you. I am far from the running expert, but try to balance strengthening your legs with a mix of core and arm exercises. To me, it is a bit unbalanced to focus only on one group and the musician in me thinks that any lack of balance could lead to danger. I could be wrong. Very likely I am, but I wanted to throw in my 2 cents. Chris

      Chris
      PRs: 27:26 5k/ 49:52 5mi/ 58:17 10k/ 2:09:24 half/ 5:13:17 Full

       

      2016 Goals 
      1,000 miles/ 100 Day Streak/ 25mpw base/ Race a half marathon/ Try for a sub-6 hour marathon
      Run, consistently, without fail

       

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