Worried about getting ‘too big’ from lifting heavy?
Getting ‘too big’ is pretty tough to do. Especially for distance runners and others not dedicated to the pursuit of getting big.
Lift something heavy a couple times a week for maximum benefits. (1-3 times a week of HARD strength training is all that is necessary as long as you are doing other movements throughout the week.)
The only issue that will come out of lifting heavy (as long as you progress at an appropriate pace) is that you will get too fast and too strong for anyone else to keep up with you.
There are some amazing benefits from lifting heavy for distance runners and of course everyone else.
Here are three of the big ones:
1️⃣ Resist Fatigue/ Preserve Technique - you won’t get tired as easy and you will move better even when tired.
2️⃣Anti-Aging/ Hormonal Benefits - self explanatory!
3️⃣Ventilatory Efficiency - you will breath more efficiently!
The squats in this video are front squats. Amazing exercise for working the quads and glutes! ✌️
Even if only for a few minutes on some days, my yoga practice is essential. Some days, I don't do it and my body let's me know that it's missing something it really needs.
I'm not on my mat for hours. I've only been doing 10-20 minutes a day recently... Maybe more some days and throughout the day, it all depends. And, I say this so you know... This doesn't have to be big and you don't have to be at a certain "level" to make physical nourishment a part of your everyday.
Start here. Start where you are and with what you have.
A few minutes a day of peace, of reminding your body that you're here, you care, and that you're listening... It will change your life.