General Strength & Mobility Routines
Below are the Youtube videos of strength routines I have my athletes and myself regularly perform.
They are not fatiguing if you’re adapted and comfortable doing them, which means they can basically be done at any time during the day or week in relation to your running. I recommend doing the lunge matrix before every single run and a longer GSM routine immediately after the harder runs of the week. But these routines are light enough that you can do one every day if you wish.
If you use enough weight, the Stronglifts 5×5 workout can be DOMS inducing, however I don’t use quite that much weight.
Want a bit of free guidance + accountability with your GSM?!?
Upon completion of the prior questionnaire that asks about which type of ancillary activities (and how often) you'd like to engage in, I'll send you an invitation to join FinalSurge.com, the online coaching platform I use with my clients. Based on your answers, I'll plug in gratitude practice, meditation, breathing practices, weight lifting, bodyweight routines, etc into your calendar. These can be sent to you via text and/or email to give you some type of progressive plan to get you doing some of the extra work that does make a difference aside from running.
Every day should be hip day!
What Half-Marathons Teach Us About Running a Marathon | Gretchen Reynelds at New York Times | "just running long distances is not enough to prepare the leg muscles for the great demands of an endurance event like the marathon.” Instead, he says, targeted strength training of the lower body might be needed to inoculate the muscles against the slight tearing and other damage that otherwise occurs during the hours of pounding in a marathon."
Lunge Matrix Warmup
Easy Strength & Mobility
General Foot & Ankle Routine
Hip & Glute Routine
Gambetta Leg Circuit