Fitting in a foundation bodyweight circuit at the end of a run has several benefits.
# extends the range of motion experienced when running. In effect an active stretch that helps the recovery. Who said a stretch had to lower the heart rate.
# a light to medium load on all the muscles and connecting tissue at the end of a run boosts morale and confidence. A little pump of the chest, shoulders, back and hips always makes me feel like I have had a rounded session.
# squats, press ups and climbers are a simple place to start. Upper body, core, hips and legs are all going to get involved. You can see these moves on this video at the end of a 21k run I completed at the weekend. 21 reps of each - 1 for each km.
# a little extra strength and stamina goes a long way to remaining injury free or taking time off a personal best. 1-4 laps of this short series will reap rewards.
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