DVRT Strength Workout For Busy Mother Runners!
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Mother runners. We are a busy breed. Not only do we need to find time to take care of the house, cook dinner, shuttle the kids to and from school and do our best to keep them satisfied (if that is even possible) but we also have chosen to commit our fitness to running.
Not because we are crazy (okay, maybe we are) but because running keeps us from going crazy. The hours that we spend pounding the pavement take time, money (no, running isn’t really free), dedication and some days, all the motivation that you can muster. We do it to keep ourselves sane so that all the cooking, cleaning and toddler tantrums are just that much more manageable.
In an effort to fit in our runs we often fail to find the time to include strength training in our schedule. For those runners that don’t regularly strength train it can seem like an intimidating or time consuming task but it honestly doesn’t have to be. In fact, you should be including strength training into your running routine and not just because it will make you a stronger runner and help to improve performance but also because it helps to prevent injuries as well.
So my logic here being that an injured runner equals no running therefore creating a very angry, crazy (the bad kind) runner. To prevent this from happening, strength training is imperative but generalized weight training isn’t the answer either. The exercises should be specialized to the muscle you need to improve your performance while building strength AND endurance.
Thankfully you don’t need to take hours out of your day in order to do this. In fact, you only really need 20 minutes and an Ultimate Sandbag.
This unilateral workout is designed to help strengthen stabilizer muscles, correct imbalances and prevent injuries, not to mention that it totally works your core too- BONUS!
It is also designed so that it is easy to do at home even if the little ones are running around. The next time you think you don’t have enough time, turn on Mickey Mouse or Dora or whatever the current toddler craze is and give this workout a try. You’ll be done quick enough to sing Dora’s celebratory “we did it!” song along with her leaving you time to get back to all the other fun things in your life….like laundry! 😉
Want to learn more about DVRT principles and take your training to the next level? Then be sure to join me at the DVRT (Dynamic Variable Resistance Training) Workshop on March 19th in Syracuse, NY.
If you’re interested in becoming DVRT certified but can’t find a certification course near you, there is good news! They are now offering the Level 1 Certification Online!
Questions about either? Feel free to ask in the comments or shoot me an email!
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