Workout – rest/XT day. I’m going to try out this workout:
The funny thing to me, about INSANITY, is that the marketing geniuses behind naming the whole thing were thinking, what are we going to name this workout that’s going to make a gazillion people want to buy it and do it…got it! INSANITY – they won’t be able to resist. Resist I can’t. my neighbor let me borrow it. I must try. So maybe they should rename the marathon, Pure Torture 26.2, and they’d have an even bigger increase in people joining the “sport”. just a thought.
I’m sure I will find myself hoppin’ and boppin’ on the stairmaster too. it misses me.
I LOVE strength training. Naturally, I don’t do it as much as I’d like/should. I try to do 10-15min after my cardio, a few times a week. but I would really like to do something a little more. I think it definitely makes for a stronger runner. looks like runningtimes agrees with me, too:
In another study published in 2005, researchers assigned participants different training schedules to be performed twice a week for 12 weeks. The groups included running endurance training on its own, strength circuit training on its own, endurance and strength training together and a control group. Lo and behold, the group that combined endurance and strength training improved an average of 8.6 percent in a 4K time trial, increased their V02 max by an average of 10.4 percent and ran to exhaustion 13.7 percent longer than the other groups. This study emphasizes the importance of concurrent strength and endurance training
I like to do the videos – like P90x and Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30. They give me a good workout. They don’t offer classes at my gym anymore, so that’s not an option for me. For $10 a month, I’m glad they offer treadmills. and bathrooms. I also like to make up my own little strength circuits at home. they’re cute. and special. just like my kids.
Do you incorporate strength training into your workout schedule on a regular basis?
Which do you like more, strength training or cardio?