Instead I'm going to talk about running muscles. I ordered the Iron Strength workout a couple weeks ago and it arrived on Friday. I've only watched the routines, but my first workout will be Thursday this week. I might use the bonus workouts first since they're shorter, to try to ease my muscles into this workout.
This was created by Dr. Jordan Metzl when he noticed runners at his medicine practice were more prone injury than triathletes with lack of cross training and body strength. One thing he mentions a lot in the routine is running muscles, and in the bonus glute workout he mentions what he calls "weak butt syndrome." He said running injuries can be traced back to the weak butt syndrome, and the workout is meant to engage these muscles and strengthen them. Yes, I have weak butt syndrome, but I'll blame that on "desk job syndrome." Dana Carvey was right, "you lose your ass by 30 because you're sitting all day."
All I can say, after watching the main routine and the glutes routine is, what am I getting myself in to? Seriously, what have I decided to do?! These are super sets, with 4-5 sets each of exercises. Yes I can do them all at home, but holy chocolate! Last week I cancelled my PT session for this week because I'm ready to try things on my own. This is definitely a no pain, no gain thing, but still.
Tuesdays on the Run with April, Patty, and Erika.