June 22 2017
Coach Hillary Kigar offers tips on how runners can prevent the major soreness that comes with early strength training.
We know—you love running and given your busy schedule, it’s tough to fit in other workouts. But cross-training is essential to becoming a stronger and faster runner. Since the new year is a great time to try new things, we decided to ask our readers what their favorite cross training activity is. Give one of their suggestions a try.
We asked: If we wanted to try one new cross-training activity, what should it be?
Ernestine King-Johnson: Some type of Total Body High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.) Example: Good Mornings/30 sec Jump Squats, Deadlifts/30 sec Jump Squats/Bicep Curls/30 sec Jump Squats. All x4. Builds power, strengthens ham/glute tie-in.
Mallory Bergeson: I love kickboxing! It is so much fun that you don’t even realize you are working out and dripping with sweat.
Mandi Forrester: Weights. Strong body, strong mind. A strong back and core will make a huge difference running
Karen Arner Paules: Title Boxing!!! It makes me so much faster!!!
Mary Lou Spaull: Cross-country skiing in winter, biking and showing my horse in the summer.
Rachel Amanda: TRX changed my view of fitness.
Andrea Derksen Farrer: Hang Yoga! Amazing core workout…entire body workout actually! And FUN!
Kaitlin Dolan: Pure barre 7x a week
Belinda Lat-Egan: Surfset!