Rest Day of Mowing and Weights

No I didn’t mow weights….or wear weights while mowing. My rest day was comprised of mowing the lawn and doing some strength work.

My intentions for the week included added strength work to my routine, since calf strength is an area I need to focus on I decided that the day furthest from my long run would be perfect to focus on a leg routine.

After mowing the lawn on a pretty hot day I embarked on the routine I created. Since I didn’t have enough time to go to the gym, I once again used what I had at home to squeeze in a workout before having to pick Jesi up at work.

My goal is to incorporate the little things that I have previously overlooked in prior years. While I had hoped to make strength training more of a priority during the off season, I have decided that there is no time like the present to start. I’m not doing anything heavy (as much as I dream of heavy lifting) but I am focusing on functional movements that will bring strength to my running….if they make things look toned and muscly all the better.

JJ’s Work Out Routine

Round 1: 

10 minutes/8 reps per exercise/AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible)

  • Inverted V Plank
  • Stability ball press (10# weights)
  • Lunge kick back
  • Single leg bridge
  • Single leg deadlift (20# weights)
  • Romanian deadlift (10# dumbbells)

Round 2: 

8 minutes/8 reps per exercise/AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible)

  • Calf raises
  • Medicine ball push ups
  • Bodyweight lunges
  • Bodyweight squats
  • Glute bridges
  • Kettlebell swings (I added 20 at the end just because)

I wasn’t wobbly kneed afterward but I honestly didn’t want to trash my legs. I wanted to just work the muscles. Give it a try and see how it works for you-make modifications or substitutions as you see fit!

Happy Running!





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