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This week’s Tuesday Topic:  What kind of strength training do you do?  You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post.  Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida!  Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier!  Remember to come back for later linkers!

I understand the importance of strength training and for years stubbornly did not do it.  I would read various blogs from runners talking about it.  For years my form of exercise was “just” running.

Fast forward a few years and I have a Peloton bike and an assortment of classes thanks to the Peloton app.  A few weeks ago I did the Pelothon 2020 Challenge and did a variety of classes (strength, stretching, walking, and meditation).  To be honest, they’re classes I wouldn’t have thought of taking since I was mainly focused on the cycling classes.  

I am so glad I did the challenge!  Debora, Kim, and Coco have talked about the various classes they take.  I am sure you’ve read all about them.  🙂

My strength workouts are mainly the lower body and upper body classes.  I love that there are many options.  You can select the length, class type, instructor, music, and level of difficulty.

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I don’t care too much about the music for these workouts so I select them based on the length and class type.  

I am loving Matty’s 10 minute classes.  So many squats and thankfully I don’t get sore anymore.

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I know I can do more but for now it is a start.  Baby steps.  🙂

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16 Comments on Tuesday Topics: My strength training plan

  1. Haha, I think I would have a hard time with doing squats if I had a cat sleeping in front of me!
    Well done, Zenaida, for incorporating strength classes. It’s great how the Peloton classes are motivating so many people.

  2. I’m glad that you got a chance to try out the strength classes on the Peloton app. What I love about their classes is that they range from 5-30 minutes so there is something for everyone, even if you’re short on time.

  3. Not a fan of ST and avoid it lol

    When the gyms were open, I would occasionally use the machines but nada at home.

  4. I’ve been enjoying the Peloton strength training classes too. I agree that I don’t care about music so much on those so I generally just choose by length of time and full body workouts. I’m also doing the core program they have on there. That’s been nice since it tells you what class to take when.

  5. Guilty as charged. I’d been fairly consistent with strength for a while but recently had kind of a meltdown where I just couldn’t get motivated so I gave myself some time off from. Now I’m slowing easing my way back in with two body weight workouts a week, done a minute here and a minute there throughout the day. Next week I may even pick up a dumbbell.

  6. Oh, you have a Peloton… that’s awesome! And I am glad you discovered that you also like all the other sessions they have to offer (not just the rides!). I’ve been using the app myself (although I don’t have the bike) and I enjoy it.

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