Saturday, May 18, 2013

2:02 PM
One of my favorite ways to get in a full-body workout is to incorporate push ups and dips into
my run. What I do is stop at a bench or other raised surface (retaining wall, bleachers, picnic table, rock, curb) and whip out 25 quick push ups, followed by 25 quick dips. Then it is back to my run. On a typical 6-mile run, I aim to do 100 push ups and 100 dips. 

This quick little bit of strength work engages my core and gets my arms burning a bit. It also gives my legs just long enough of a break that I usually feel a little more fresh and run faster between strength sets than I would have if I had just kept plodding along.

Here is a quick video that I shot on my morning run demonstrating the workout:

MommyTasker: The Full Body Run from MommyTasker on Vimeo.

I typically do this workout on more of a recovery run day, or on a day where I am unlikely to otherwise get in a strengthening workout. It is super-efficient and a great way to tone up all-over. Give it a try and let me know what you think of this workout. Also, I would love to hear if you have some variations on this theme that work for you.

Not Me (Obviously) But You Get The Point
Credit: Fitness Magazine
Article: The 30-Minute Outdoor Workout
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