Come Alive Fitness - Home
Checkmark Search: GO
Come Alive Fitness

August 19, 2015

How to Turn Your Run into a Full-Body Workout

Running is awesome: it requires minimal equipment, it gets you outdoors, and it's great cardio excercise! But it is a repetitive motion, and if you follow the same routine for long enough the benefits may begin to plateau. If your runs have fallen into a summer rut as August comes to a close, try some of these ideas to shake things up and incorporate a full-body workout into your run.

 

 

1. Create your own obstacle course

 

Use unique features in your neighbourhood to your advantage. For example, plan a route with a set of stairs towards the end. Set a challenge for yourself, like running up and down them five times (strike each stair with the middle of your foot to avoid stress on your knees). Or, if you come across a playground, do as many repetitions of chin-ups as you can, rest, and repeat three times.  

 

2. Stop, drop, and plank

 

Set an alarm at intervals on your watch or music device, so that after every five minutes of running you stop and hold a plank for thirty seconds or one minute. Repeat for the duration of your run. Your core will thank you!

 

3. Make every block different

 

If you run on city streets, introduce some variety by moving a different way on each block: sprint for one block, lunge for one block, run with high knees for one block, pump your arms hard for a block, etc. These short bursts will allow you to perform each exercise with maximum energy, and they'll keep you engaged in your workout.

 

4. Get your arms in on the action

 

After every song on your playlist, break from running to perform as many pushups as you can.

 

5. Bring out the burpees

 

At a set interval (after five minutes, one kilometre, etc.) do as many burpees as you can. Use this number as a benchmark, and do the same number of burpees at that interval throughout your run (every five minutes, every kilometre, etc.).  

 

 

A run can be so much more than a run, so get out there and enjoy playing with these ideas!

 

 

Source:

Mind Body Green


Posted by:
Claire Casher at 1:37 PM
Subscribe to this Blog Like on Facebook Tweet this! Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn
view all comments (0)

Contributors

Name: Annika Beech
Posts: 126
Last Post: December 3, 2017

Name: Claire Casher
Posts: 11
Last Post: October 28, 2015

Name: Nicolette Whitney
Posts: 1
Last Post: July 1, 2013


Archive

Current
    Show Latest Posts
2017
  December
    Christmas Newsletter 2 ...
  November
    Yoga Sculpt is a hit!
    November Newsletter!
  October
    Spinclasses start Nov ...
    Sunday Bootcamp is bac ...
    October Newsletter..Su ...
  September
    September 2017 Newslet ...
  July
    New Trainer - Jen Syma ...
  June
    Happy Canada Day!
    Just Breathe - new loc ...
    June Newsletter 2017
  May
    May Newsletter!
  April
    April 2017 Newsletter!
  March
    Live Music Yoga March ...
    March Newsletter: 4th ...
  February
    February 2017 Newslett ...
  January
    Mountain Mania with Ka ...
    January 2017 Newslette ...
2016
  December
    Candlelight Yoga!
    Christmas 2016 Newslet ...
  November
    November Newsletter
  October
    Spinclasses are back!
    Sunday Bootcamp is bac ...
    October Newsletter
    New Mond Yoga class!
    New Wed Bootcamp class ...
  September
    September 2016 Newslet ...
  August
    New trainer..welcome C ...
    New Bootcamp for Sept!
  June
    Summer Yoga Tue & Thur ...
    Summer promo - 2 days ...
    June Newsletter..Oatme ...
  May
    Live Music Yoga was a ...
    May Newsletter!
  April
    Heathly Granola Recipe ...
    Live Music Yoga event!
    Quinoa Spring Salad re ...
    April Newsletter!
  March
    New Bootcamp Tuesday's ...
    Spring Spinclass sched ...
    Ride Don't Hide Launch
    Exciting partnership w ...
    Yummy Avocado Salad Re ...
    March Newsletter!
  February
    February Newsletter!
  January
    Our Winter class sched ...
2015
  December
    Fun pics from 2015!
  November
    Christmas Party Dec 4t ...
  October
    Triathlon Spin class t ...
    Four Gluten-Free Noodl ...
    Fall Spin classes comi ...
    Transitioning into fal ...
    Swap These Phrases Out ...
    Thanksgiving Promo thi ...
    New Functional Strengt ...
  September
    Live Music Yoga event!
    Tips for a Restful Sle ...
  August
    How to Turn Your Run i ...
    Three Ways to Eat Avoc ...
  July
    Is Your Diet Dehydrati ...
    Low-Glycemic Breakfast ...
  June
    Summer Promo 2 Days on ...
    Father's Day - Come Al ...
    Volunteer at TriGator ...
  May
    Start Your Morning Wit ...
    Mother's Day gift idea ...
  April
    Live Music Yoga Evenin ...
  March
    Spring Core Challenge!
    Green Smoothies for mo ...
  February
    February Workshop!
  January
    Partnering with Ride t ...
    2015 Mountain Mania Pr ...
2014
  November
    12 Days of Christmas S ...
    Free Fit Friday Nov 28 ...
    Live Music Yoga...what ...
    Calling all skiers!
    Free Friday Bootcamp N ...
  October
    Octoberfest Bootcamp & ...
    New Early morning Boot ...
  September
    The Record Reader Awar ...
    The Grand Ride was a h ...
    Are you Ready to make ...
  August
    Tasty Treat Recipe!!
    August is Time to Get ...
  July
    What's your Summer Fit ...
  June
    Thank you and Farewell ...
    Book Massage online!
    Yoga Tune Up class Sat ...
    Father's Day gift idea ...
    Help us support The Em ...
  May
    25% off Massage!
    New classes to get You ...
    Mother's Day gift idea ...
  April
    21-Day online Cleanse ...
    Easter Classes!
    Green smoothie recipes ...
    Pics from Anniversary ...
  March
    Anniversary Bootcamp . ...
    Anniversary Celebratio ...
    The March CORE Challen ...
  February
    HYDRATE - TOP WATER-RI ...
    Kool-FM's Angie Hill i ...
    Spin 12 was a huge suc ...
    Olympian Michael Lambe ...
    NEW TIME FOR SATURDAY ...
    Jenna's tips to Beat t ...
    Spin12 Sat Feb 8th!
  January
    Angie Hill training at ...
    Jenna's Salsa Crockpot ...
    Warm Hearts of Africa ...
    Finding Balance..tips ...
    Come Alive Fitness in ...
2013
  December
    Christmas Greetings!
    Karrie's back..Bootcam ...
    Top Holiday Workout! b ...
  November
    Christmas Party Friday ...
    Partner Yoga Nov 29th ...
    Donation to the Philip ...
    Kelly's blog for Cycli ...
    Looking for Karma peop ...
    Free YOGA Challenge in ...
    Welcome KELLY ELLIS!
  October
    Saturday Yoga Flow..
    Thur 12noon Pilates/Yo ...
    Wed Spin & Yoga starts ...
    Octoberfest Fundraiser ...
    Octoberfest Bootcamp & ...
  August
    Fall class schedule - ...
    Use Yoga to fight stre ...
  July
    Energy Bars
  June
    Yoga Yoga YOGA!
    Saturday Yoga is Here! ...
  May
    Bootcamp Workout
    Free Demo Class
    First Month Special
    Check us out!!
    Meet Jenna
  April
    Goddess Meditation

© Copyright 2017 Come Alive Fitness. All Rights Reserved. Web Design and Content Management by REM Web Solutions.
Home About Us Services Class Schedule Gallery Pricing Contact Us