I attacked my body today. Literally.

Today’s workout:

Body Attack class at Goodlife – 1 hour of the following:

BodyAttack is a sports-inspired cardio workout program for building strength and stamina. This high-energy interval training class combines athletic aerobic movements with strength and stabilization exercies.”

In other words: Holy Batman that was a painful 55mins.

I live 5min from the gym. I considered the cab. No lie.

I’ve done this class in the past – but not in a while. And the release they used tonight was a killer. It really should have changed it’s name to Release # Let Me Make Your Legs Burn Like They’ve Never Burned Before. It’s quite possible I may not be able to walk tomorrow.

Clearly, I haven’t been keeping up with my strength training. But now that I am back, fresh of vacation, the training schedule is in full force – which means I probably should have taken today as my rest day. Oh well. I’ll make do.

If you’re training for a run (or just running for the heck of it), it’s important to include some sort of strength training in your schedule. This will help strengthen your muscles and joints, which can lead to better race times (faster and stronger) and of course it will also help to decrease the possibility of future injuries. I personally like to do my strength training on my own, but many people find group settings and classes extremely encouraging and motivating, not to mention an easy way to fit a good, solid session into their routine.

Just like this little guy:

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What do you prefer? Group classes or strength training on your own?

 

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2 thoughts on “I attacked my body today. Literally.

  1. I am the only person who comments Lizzie. Thats why I am making this comment. I checked to see how your comments were doing, and there isn’t many. You need more subscribers. I can’t be relied upon to make all the comments on this blog.

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