One of the most important elements to becoming a better runner has nothing to do with running at all. Regular strength training can help prevent muscle imbalances that lead to injuries by strengthening key muscle groups like glutes, hips and hamstrings. A stronger upper body can also help runners maintain better form and easier breathing during the latter stages of races. Whether you only have 35 minutes in your front driveway or you’re traveling and using a hotel gym, this quick, on-the-go strength training workout is challenging yet efficient. I just did it while on vacation at the beach and I am SORE! Enjoy!
- 1-mi warm up
- 100 legs: 50 single-leg squats (25 per leg) then 50 single-leg deadlifts with dumbbell in opposite hand (25 per leg)
- 75 sit-ups
- 50 push-ups (drop to knees as needed)
- 25 burpees
- 50 push-ups (drop to knees as needed. It may take a while to work up to the second set of 50. Start with 25. This second set it challenging to complete!)
- 75 sit-ups
- 100 legs: 50 single-leg squats (25 per leg) then 50 single-leg deadlifts with dumbbell (25 per leg)
- 1-mi cool down run
This workout is Baby rUnladylike approved!
What is your favorite on-the-go strength training workout?