strength training

The top – training your upper body

The top - training your upper body As a runner I know it is all too easy to train hard with your legs but neglect your upper body. What is the point in having strong legs, a toned tummy and little sparrow arms which couldn't lift a pencil? Besides the fact that toned arms, chest, shoulders and [...]

By | September 16th, 2010|Articles|0 Comments

The bottom – cross training your legs

Running is great for toning your legs and bottom, there is no doubt about it. But sometimes it's a good idea to cross training and to mix up your training to get an overall workout, keep your core strong and prevent any muscle getting over-worked or left out altogether. Strength training can enhance your running performance immensely. I swear by circuit training, which I do twice a week. It is a great full body workout, toning all the major muscle groups while giving your legs a change from the pounding of regular running. Salt Ayre Sports Centre offer different levels of circuit training to cater for everyone. One class - Lower body blitz is one of my favourites as it works the thighs, glutes and hamstrings really hard, strong legs is what you need to tackle the hilly runs.

By | September 15th, 2010|Articles|0 Comments