How to get stronger
2-in-1 Workout: Iron Yoga
Do yoga with weights to build strength and prevent running injuries
Merging simple yoga poses with strength-training exercises challenges the core, hip, and thigh muscles in ways that running doesn't and helps minimize muscle imbalances that may lead to injury. These movements are synced to your breath (inhale or exhale), which keeps you focused and fosters body awareness. Do this routine two or three times a week on your rest, cross-training, or easy days. (Search: What should my training schedule look like?) Start with lighter weights than you'd choose for traditional strength-training. As you improve, increase reps and add sets before trying a heavier weight.
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