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.
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Credit: Fitness Magazine
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