Hello everyone! I hope your week is filled with great workouts, delicious food and some time with your favorite people. Today’s post is sponsored by Fit Simplify and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post!
Raise your hand (or running shoes) if you have learned the hard way that strength training is necessary to stay injury free as a runner. Also, raise your hand if you have realized that if you want to get faster, doing strength work is a big part of the equation to reach those PRs that you are dreaming of! Both of my hands and all of my running shoes are up in the air right now because I have learned both of these lessons many times over during the last twenty years of running. At this point in my life, strength training has become a part of my weekly schedule. I like to remind myself, if I don’t have time for strength training then I don’t have time for running.
The key for me with strength training is finding something that is effective, convenient and simple. I found just the thing:
I started using Fit Simplify Resistance Loops at the beginning of this year and I fell in love with them very quickly. I had a running coach that told me to get these a long time ago. I am so thankful that I have them now.
The #1 reason I love the Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Bands is because they allow me to get in an awesome strength workout at home with the kids running around. They are incredibly convenient so I have zero excuses to not get in my strength training. I can pull them out at any time of day and use them while I am watching The Bachelorette or hanging out on the ground with the kids after a run. The Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Bands help me to do all of the necessary moves that runners need—> clamshells, squats, bridge thrusts, hip abductions, hip adductions, leg raises, hamstring curls, side steps, donkey kicks, lateral squat walks and SO much more.
So many different running injuries are caused by weak glutes/core/hips etc. Being able to use these resistance loops to target those areas and get them strong is so important!
The Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Bands are super high quality. These are going to last you forever! They even come with a lifetime warranty!
I need as much instruction as possible when it comes to strength training and you get that from Fit Simplify. Each kit from Fit Simplify comes with an exercise guide with so many different exercises for you to do along with a ton of different exercise videos with workouts for you to try. It’s amazing to me how versatile these bands are and how you can get in such an uncomplicated workout that makes you BURN in a short amount of time!
I just did this booty workout and it is perfect for runners to help us wake up our glutes and get them strong.
The upper body workouts that you can do with the resistance loop bands are great too. I’m working really hard on my t-shirt farmer’s tan;)
They also have a few new products that I have just started trying out that I want to share!
The Fit Simplify Ballet Stretch Bands are awesome to help you get in a deeper stretch after your runs. They are very helpful for a lot of the yoga poses that I have been working on too!
I am loving using the Pull Up Assist Band. I have never done a pull-up all on my own in my entire life. I see people do them and I just stand there completely amazed so I have made it my goal to be able to do them myself. These bands are going to help me to get there.
Brooke is already rocking her pull-ups;)
I LOVE their Resistance Band Set too. We do not have a ton of space in our house so these items are perfect for us. The resistance bands and loops are SO easy to travel with too. I took them to Kentucky and it made it so easy to keep working on getting stronger while out of town.
Fit Simplify shipping is free and they have the best customer service so grab some today! Let’s get our glutes, hamstrings, quads, core, hips, upper body and everything else strong so that we aren’t taking time away from running due to injury! If you are injured right now, now is the time to get strong so that when you are back to running you’ll feel better than ever.
Can you do a pull-up?
On the days that you do strength and cardio… which one do you do first?
Do you enjoy doing upper body or lower body strength more?
What was the best part of your weekend? I need to know these things!