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I’ve been a strong believer in total body HIIT workouts being the best, and I’ve been doing them (not as consistently as I’d like!) as my sole source of strength while running this season. But now that I’m in post-marathon mode and re-evaluating my goals, I’m starting to lean more in the direction of isolating muscles groups to improve my running.
There’s clearly pros and cons to both approaches (and usually a balance of both is ideal), but this will be a needed change for me. A HIIT workout integrating similar exercises and running will supplement these exercises as well.
For me personally, this means exercises that directly challenge my hamstrings, glutes, and core. In other words, I’m going to pick the hardest exercises for me and work my butt off (pun intended!) to conquer them!
And just an FYI about this thing called my life right now–I’m short on time/space/resources to dedicate to this goal, so my workouts are going to be limited to possibly 1 or 2 exercises per day. Yep, you heard right. This way I can 100% concentrate on my goal that day (ex.single leg lunges) instead of rushing through a total body HIIT solely for the purpose of ‘getting it done‘.
So there it is. I think doing one exercise a day is obviously totally attainable, and will force me to finally focus on my weakness and build them up in preparation for (hopefully) some late fall and winter runs.
Would you pick total body or isolation right now?
Have you ever tried to focus on strengthening a weakness?
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