Hey, it’s Friday! Enjoy it!
Lately, I’ve been experimenting with more at home strength workouts. It saves a trip to the gym on cross training days, and I really like the higher intensity workouts that are done quickly but leave me feeling wiped out and accomplished!
I loved using Jess’s prenatal workouts as a starting point. Many of them are CrossFit-ish, with as many rounds as you can of 4 or 5 exercises in a set amount of time. I was actually surprised to find how much I enjoyed them!
So this week, I threw together a quick full body workout that I actually remembered to write down to share.
I’ve been sharing strength workouts each week for the running group I’m coaching, and realized some of you may want to check them out, too.
Sumo squats with upright row (great squat for pregnancy to make room for the belly! Also great for inner thigh strength for anyone)
Push ups (self explanatory- do partial push ups if you need to)
Kettle Bell Swings (I don’t have a kettle bell at home, but used two 8 pound dumbbells together and raised it to eye level)
It’s a great workout for runners, as it targets quads, core and chest for more balance and strength in your running. It’s great on a non-running day OR after a hard run. Try to avoid leg work the day before a speed workout or long run.
The second is a great core workout for runners from Tribesports:
I’ve written about the core several times before, but it’s often neglected among runners and really important to keep it strong.
Do you have favorite strength workouts to complement your running?
How do you strengthen your core?