We’ve been blessed with some fantastic winter running weather this year, but when the white stuff does pile up and makes outdoor running difficult/miserable/hell-on-Earth, most runners would do well to spend some time in the weight room at the gym.
Runners often think they don’t need weight training, but most do. Ever heard of the phrase “skinny fat?” Though it’s a horrible term, it applies to many runners — myself included. (sigh).
So, I’ve added weight training into my routine. I’ve been doing it pretty regularly for about 6 months now and I’ve yet to see any flip-your-lid, check-out-her-6-pack results, but it could be because I was making some of these 14 common weight training mistakes. (The vintage photos illustrating each “mistake” are awesome).
It could also be that it just takes time …and I need to lift heavier …and get over my aversion to working out in the free weight room at the YMCA with the no-neck, ultimate-fighter-types that grunt with every effort and leave sweat trails behind them.
* Do you do weight training on days you don’t run? Have you seen results?
* Does the term “skinny-fat” make you homicidal…or is it just my skinny-fat ass?
* Are you
intimidated disgusted by grunting, profusely sweating guys who leave 100 lb. weights on the freakin’ leg press?