Regular readers here know how important I think strength training is for runners and really every body. Not only does strength training help make you a stronger runner and stronger person, it makes you feel pretty bad ass. I have been mixing it up a bit by using slightly heavier weights and incorporating more drop sets. This Drop It Like A Squat Workout combines many of my favorite lower body moves into one killer routine. It is a perfect routine to do at home as you don’t need a lot of space.
Drop It Like A Squat Workout
You will need 3 sets of weights or kettle bells (light, medium and heavy). It’s fine to use dumbbells or kettlebells or a combination of both. After a 15 min warm up of light cardio, start your first set with your heavier weights. As you increase your reps for each set, you drop your weights. Your last set will be your lightest weights with the most reps. After you’ve completed all the moves, cool down with another 15 minutes of light cardio and/or stretching. Got it? Great! Let’s drop it like a squat.
This would be a perfect workout to add on after a run. Think you are ready to Drop It Like a Squat? What are your favorite squat variations?
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