Thursday, 20 September 2012

strength training circuit for distance runners

Posted by speedygeoff On Thursday, September 20, 2012 | 2 comments
This article appeared in the running competitor website a while ago:
http://running.competitor.com/2012/08/injuries/strength-training-circuit-for-distance-runners_47933

The strength exercises listed there are
Pull-ups
Single-Leg Deadlifts
Pushups
Plank
Hamstring Curls
Burpees
Body Weight Squats
Dips

It turns out I already do each of these exercises once a week, sometimes twice. Perhaps not the pull-ups, but that will resume at Parliament House come daylight saving when the bar there is not as cold! I focused on pull-ups with you last summer because I found them difficult and wasn't doing them much.

I have been working on combining the burpees with the pushups. Now that is a hard exercise!

The breaking news is that at Parliament House during the next six months, some Mondays but not all, we will do a strength circuit down on the western side grass oval, and/or along the fitness track there, which will incorporate all or most of these exercises. An extension of the battlecamp circuit concept. There will be running as well.

Looking forward to it!

2 comments:

  1. I would like a catchy name for this strength work-out. Any suggestions?

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    1. My choice of name is QuickFit. We will do an occasional speedygeese quickfit circuit. If there are no suggestions from elsewhere, that's it.

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