Ok, so you know how you decide you are going to do something, you get started and three days into it, you really think "I am really doing something here!"? That's where I'm at right now. I am so excited to start this new strength training program. I am only doing basic stuff but MAN, I didn't realize how weak I was until I started to throw some real weight around. It's been a minute!
This past week, I have been consistently running, biking (eh?) and strength training. The duathlon season starts next month and I want to be ready.
So, for the next 2 weeks, I will be working on the following...
I have completed 4 weeks of functional training with light weights. Now I am in the strength training phase for the few weeks before I graduate to power training.
When adding strength training to your workout, make sure you stretch, take days off from weight training, eat the right foods and drink plenty of water. Building muscle can be fun but you have to take care of yourself along the way. Meet with a nutritionist who can help you with the right foods to eat before and after a workout. In the upcoming weeks, I will share with you what works for me and as a trainer, suggest meals and snacks to eat as well!
Whether you are a brand new athlete or a seasoned runner, let's keep each other motivated to keep pushing forward!