this right here! wrote:
I'm a big fan of total body routines, on M-W-F, in the winter or during base building.
I start off a routine with doing the deadlifts, squats, and overhead presses with barbells, but as the weeks go by I may switch out barbells for dumbells/kettlebells. I also alternate "heavy days" for the squats and deadlifts. Monday I will go heavier on the squats, Wednesday will be heavier for Deadlifts. When I do Kettlebell deadlifts, I will do single leg on the bosu ball, but you can do them flat on the ground, then move to the foam pads, then finally on to the bosu ball if you want to keep instability in there.
+2 .... This my friend is the recipe for keeping the body strong and athletic for years to come!
Good stuff! I’m sick of hearing “don’t do this cause it won’t help your running” or “you don’t use those muscles while running so why strengthen them”. Any decent hard working runner will tell you it’s an absolute full body sport whether it’s actually muscles that are doing the firing, stability muscles, posture muscles, alignment, etc. Any good strength training will only make you a better athlete, you won’t gain any real mass that will negatively affect your running if you’re putting in decent mileage and supplemental work only takes up 3 of your 12 or so sessions a week while the rest are running. Strengthen what you have and it will help your longevity.