10 Favorite Strength Routines and Resources

Happy Monday!

Two weeks ago, I shared 6 Important Strength Exercises for Runners.ย  Some of you incorporate full strength routines twice or more each week, while others admitted to doing little to none.

I like to mix up my routine each week and I’ve been pinning some of my favorite strength workouts.

For those of you looking for a strength circuit that could be a full workout, here of some of my recent favorites that can be done at home or the gym:

*Note: Runners training for an event should avoid intense strength training the day before a hard run (speed/tempo) or long run so it doesn’t interfere with target paces.







Plus some great resources:

Jess has tons of workouts and recently started a Summer Shape Up plan with workouts for each week!

Tina shares a workout on Move it Monday and hosts 8 week Online Boot Camp programs:

Purely Twins post real time workout videos:

Tamara shares workouts on Fat Blaster Friday:

What are some of your favorite strength routines? What are your go-to sites for strength workoutย  ideas?


56 thoughts on “10 Favorite Strength Routines and Resources

  1. Great collection of workouts, Laura!
    I do a weights/cross training circuit at least twice a week. I usually mix and match exercises I find on Pinterest and other blogs to make my own circuit depending on which muscle groups I want to work. My workouts always involve a lot of abs and arms and always, always squats. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  2. Thanks for the link love!! Since I don’t belong to a gym anymore, Pinterest, YouTube and blogs have become a great source of strength training ideas. It can get boring so it’s good to mix it up and have fun!
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  3. Thanks for the round-up of great strength workouts. Love your disclaimer for runners! That’s my biggest problem right now. Since I only do strength workouts 1-2x/week, they always leave me super sore. I want to incorporate a few strength sessions into my marathon training, but I don’t want to be sore for my quality workouts. It’s tough to find the right balance!
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  4. My question for is: how many hours a night do you sleep? I was perusing your last few posts, and wondering how you subbed a spin class in the morning, worked, taught another spin, and cooked/took care of your daughter! It gives me something to work towards for sure.
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    • Haha! I definitely have days where there is not enough down time. As for sleep, I need 8 hours, so that’s what I usually aim for.
      I’m lucky that my husband’s hours are 8-5 (and it takes 5 minutes to get there) so he helps a lot, and L does preschool program Tues/Thurs. She’s also good about entertaining herself these days when I’m cooking or getting stuff done around the house. You’ll figure it out! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  5. These are great! I love looking online for workout ideas, unfortunately I haven’t been doing a lot of strength training lately but we do save that for our short off season in the winter months.
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  6. Thank you so much for posting all of these, Laura! I’m trying so hard to get back into strength training and just not do the same old thing, so these workouts will be great.
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  7. Thanks Laura for the link love! So many great workouts here. I’ve been meaning to check out the Twins workouts so thank you for the reminder. I was just thinking this morning that I need to pay more attention to my strength training. I haven’t been doing it as consistently as I would like lately.
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  9. Sounds like some great resources! I totally cheat when it comes to strength training and just do what my trainer tells me to do. I do plan to add a series of exercises advocated by my climb team for mountain prep this week, I’l let you know how that goes!
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  10. This is my first visit and I have to say I love your site! Lots of great info here. I’m definitely a runner first and foremost but I do try to get in at least one strength training session per week. But, with teaching 2 spin classes and running after my 4 year-old twins, strength training is usually the first thing to get dumped off my list. Thanks for posting some quick and effective workouts!
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