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Weight lifting (Body Pump) and taper (Read 328 times)

MonkeyBunny


    I do BodyPump 2x a week and as I'm about to taper for Houston, I was wondering if I should take a temporary break.  I didn't lift this week due to the holidays - all of the classes were cancelled and Monday/Tuesday classes are cancelled next week.  So if someone says yes, don't lift while tapering, I've already begun.  Otherwise, I'll take 1 class late next week and probably 1 class early the following week.

    Houston Marathon 1-13-13

    Rock n Roll St. Pete Half 2-10-13

    Gasparilla 15K 2-23-13

    Armadillo 10K 3-9-13

    Ogden Marathon 5-18-13

    Steamtown?

    Baystate?

    The Goal:  Boston Marathon 4-20-15


    Old , Ugly and slow

      If you are running the race as a race then don't do the classes.

      pr's 5k 20.08, 5 mile 31:20, 10k  41.19  all done in the 80's

       

      2014goals   1300  miles  , 190 pounds , deadlift 400 touch my toes


      A Saucy Wench

        I would cut out leg work during all of taper and upperbody for 7-10 days before a marathon.

        I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

         

        "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7

        FatSweatyBullDog


          I cut out body pump during taper.

          I also wouldn't leave my feet during the dynamic lunges when I was in my highest mileage weeks.  It just didn't seem to be worth the injury risk.

           

          Also when you go back to it take a little off the weight.  I as pretty sore after my first class back.

          bobccf15


            The books will say no weight lifting, but for me I would do it anyways. As long as you don't over do. I have done marathons and lifted the week before and was still able to BQ for Boston.

              The books will say no weight lifting, but for me I would do it anyways. As long as you don't over do. I have done marathons and lifted the week before and was still able to BQ for Boston.

               

              I guess the kind of lifting is relevant. The OP mentioned body pump, which is a low-weight high-reps kind of thing. Very different from doing a few heavy deadlifts to failure or some such.