Strength exercises can help you run faster, longer and reduce injury.
A few weeks ago Q of ReÜ agreed to take me on as client (not an easy task considering my lack of coordination and abundance of complaints). Q is working on my strength as an endurance athlete. You see, I am accident prone. And I am heading into my third marathon with hopes to do an ultra 50K a few weeks after that. I need to stay injury free. So far, I have not trained for a marathon without injuries. The first marathon I had IT issues and a groin pull. The second marathon I had both posterior and anterior shin splints. This year I am bound and determined to get through a season without anything more than minor aches and pains. I love Q’s approach to strength training. He is a great motivator. His commands are gentile yet effective and his exercises are simple yet powerful. Many of Q’s routines use your own body-weight which makes them easy to do at home or when you are on your own in the gym.
Below is a little glimpse into my sessions with Q and my other classmate (fellow tough-girl) Dana.
Q trains out of Level 1 Fitness. He has small group sessions and is also available for one-on-one by appointment. Q and ReÜ provide a full-service program for well-being including meal planning, personal training & yoga. ReÜ’s website is almost ready for launch. Can’t wait until the launch? You can contact Q at email@example.com or (267) 702-3026. Also, be sure to go to ReÜ’s Facebook page, more info will be added there soon!