We’re in the home stretch of the year. While I think workouts should generally be structured, and progressive, there’s always room to have some fun; we don’t have to be so serious and rigid all the time. I pulled together some of my favorite holiday-themed workouts from the last couple of years to keep you motivated to move this holiday season. Recruit a friend or family member to double the fun.
The Turkey Burner Running Workout
Thanksgiving may be behind us, but this fun interval workout will keep you motivated all season long. There’s always room for turkey.
The Great Pumpkin Workout for Runners
Before you bake that pumpkin pie for Christmas, try this workout using a pumpkin in place of a medicine ball.
The Holiday Hustle
Out of time? No Equipment? No problem. When you want to get in a quick, yet effective at-home workout, try this no-equipment circuit and get on with your day.
Drop the (Medicine) Ball
When you start to think about counting down to the new year, count down the reps with this medicine ball workout.
12 Days of Christmas Carol workout
“On the twelfth day of Christmas, my trainer sent to me…” Try this fun take on the classic Christmas carol.
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Read more about the workouts I tried at the IDEA World fitness convention in Anaheim, California; the good, the challenging, and the sweaty.
In this blog post I cover the five essential strength exercises that every runner needs to do to run faster, stronger, and help avoid injuries.
In this post you’ll learn how to build an effective strength training for runners program: What exercises to do, how many sets and reps to perform, how much rest to take, and how to combine your strength training with your running plan.
This week on the blog we are talking all about non-scale victories; alternative ways to measure progress in your health and fitness journey. Try these nine fitness tests, note your scores, and retest after several weeks of training. Improvements in your fitness do not always show up on the scale, sometimes they show in your performance.
If you’re a runner who needs to add strength training to your workout plan, I have a ton of exercise ideas you can perform with a heavy-duty Superband long loop resistance band. Take the Superband with you on your next run and knock out some resistance training on the go.
Runners need to pay attention to the middle child of the Glute muscles family, the Gluteus Medius. Try these exercises to strengthen this often neglected muscle, needed to keep the pelvis steady during runs.
Try these bridge exercise variations and progressions in your next workout to increase Glute and ab strength to run stronger.
Learn all about foam rolling: How to choose the correct foam roller, mobility tests to determine where you need to foam roll, advanced foam rolling techniques that go beyond the basics, learn how long and how often to foam roll for the best running performance and injury-prevention results!
Runners that strength train are stronger, faster and less prone to an injury. Try these six lower body exercises in my nine-week run stronger plan.
Strength training isn’t cross training, it’s as important to your run training programing as the long run and intervals. Not sure where to start? Incorporate these five strength training moves into your next workout to build the runner-specific strength that will help you improve your run.