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I'm constantly doing the same exercises over and over again. I need some change in routine. So post up what you do and how many you do and help me get stronger. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/headbang.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headbang">
 

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<span style="font-family:'Trebuchet MS';"><span style="font-size:medium;"><span>I'm currently not doing A THING for strength training. Sorry, no help from me, but I would like to know how people stay motivated to strength train. I keep thinking I need to do it cause I want a HOT and muscular bod. But that doesn't motivate me! LOL<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/occasion14.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="occasion5"></span></span></span>
 

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Check out the 24hour Gym area. Plenty of discussion on cross training and strength training there. If you post this there, you may find what you're looking for.<br><br><br>
Best,<br><br><br>
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<img alt="" src="http://www.amazon.com/Personal-Training-System-Denise-Austin/dp/B0002J58HY/ref=pd_bbs_4/002-4256536-1112843?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1188144840&sr=8-4" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
My abs come from this DVD.
 

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Niki I use the Hit the Spot Pilates by Denise Austen and just bought last wk the Hit the spot core complete by Denise Austen...I like them both. For the pilates you need a resistance band and for the core workout you need the swiss ball.<br><br>
btw this is awesome they way we can have different threads going on at the same time....with how busy we are this way we can pick and choose what we have time to read every day!
 

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ok Nikki you asked for it, lol.<br><br>
Here are a couple of the different workouts from my Xtreme Xertion class, seriously it's pretty intense (I haven't done it in a long while) but even taking half of a workout would be great. The class ran for 90 min. Feel free to ask about anything, sometimes I defaulted to class lingo.<br><br>
XX version 1<br><br>
1 min treadmill sprint (not your fastest sprint but sprint)<br>
30 sec push ups 30 sec rest-3x<br>
30 sec treadmill jog 10 sec crazy sprint(your fastest)-3x<br>
20 sec push ups 20 sec rest-3x<br>
1 min jog 1 min sprint<br>
10 sec push ups 10 sec rest-3x<br>
1 min reg crunches<br>
50-50-50-50<br>
biceps, dips, side delts 2 sets 30 reps<br>
pullups inner and outer grip 30 reps<br>
30 sec regular-30 sec skip step-30 sec regular Giant stepper FAST<br>
5 lunges short way<br>
2 min bike resistance 20 keep it moving<br>
5 lunges short way<br>
2 min bike resistance 20<br>
5 lunges short way<br>
2 min bike resistance 20<br>
biceps, dips, side delts 2 sets 30 reps<br>
50-50-50-50<br>
5 bunny hops short way(across a basketball court)<br>
2 min bike resistance 20<br>
5 bunny hops short way<br>
2 min bike resistance 20<br><br>
XX version 2<br><br>
10 wall push ups 10 floor push ups<br>
30 sec treadmill 10% incline -sprint<br>
30 sec treadmill 15% incline -sprint<br>
20 wall push ups<br>
20 floor push ups<br>
1 min treadmill 10% incline sprint<br>
30 wall push ups<br>
30 floor push ups<br>
1 min treadmill 15% incline sprint<br>
biceps 20 reps tricep dips w/bench 20 reps-2x<br>
pull ups-using assisted machine 2 sets of 30 reps<br>
1 min precor resistance 20-just keep it moving<br>
1 min arc trainer reisistance 100<br>
sit ups on incline bench 50 pulse<br>
chest press or just bar(45lbs) 20 reps<br>
sit ups on incline bench 50 full<br>
chest press or just bar(45lbs) 20 reps<br>
sit ups on incline bench 50 pulse<br>
2 sets of 50-50-50-50<br><br>
XX version 3<br>
1 min treadmill 10% incline -casual pace<br>
1 min treadmill 15% incline -casual pace<br>
10 wall push ups(feet up on wall or bench or something)<br>
10 floor push ups<br>
30 sec treadmill 10% incline -sprint<br>
30 sec treadmill 15% incline -sprint<br>
20 wall push ups<br>
20 floor push ups<br>
1 min treadmill 10% incline sprint<br>
30 wall push ups<br>
30 floor push ups<br>
1 min treadmill 15% incline sprint<br>
1 min Stepper(giant steps) sprint<br>
1 min elliptical sprint<br>
lunges 15 times across the long way<br>
bi’s, tricep kickbacks, front delt, side delt raises 20 reps<br>
2 sets of 50-50-50-<br><br>
XX version 4<br>
2 min level 5 precor<br>
50 wall push ups-3x<br>
50 crunches-3x<br>
1.5 min level 10<br>
100 push ups<br>
100 crunches<br>
1 min level 15<br>
150 push ups<br>
150 crunches<br>
1 min level 20<br>
biceps, triceps-20 reps 3 sets<br>
1 set pullups<br>
repeat bold stuff<br>
10 bunny hops-long way<br>
50-50-50-50 x2<br>
10 lunges<br>
XX version 5<br>
1 min of each "chill"-giant steps, treadmill, precor<br>
A-1 min sprint of each-treadmill incline 15, precor level 10, giant steps 20<br>
B-100 push ups 100 crunches<br>
Repeat A<br>
Repeat B with upper and lower crunches<br>
Repeat A<br>
Bi’s, Tri’s, pullups-2 sets 20<br>
Repeat A<br>
1 min plank, 100 crunches<br>
Repeat A<br>
Side and front raises, 2 sets 20, pullups 2 sets 15<br>
Repeat A<br>
"real" pullups 2 sets 10<br>
1 min tri dips-2x<br>
Repeat A<br>
"real" pullups outer grip 10<br>
bi’s, tri’s, fronts and sides 2 sets 10<br>
Repeat A<br>
50-50-50-50 twice
 

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BATMOMM--PHEW--no wonder you have a kick arse body! I am tired just reading that--maybe I will take some pieces of it--thanks for sharing!
 

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Holy carp, Batmomm! Those sound like great workouts! I'm going to try them. But not today! LOL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Pull ups, chin ups, and push ups.<br><br>
Currently working my abdominals with leg raises and tucked front levers on the chin up bar.<br><br>
I find different ways to do them, as in how I do my sets or with the addition of weights to keep them from getting boring for me.
 

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Well, I don't do nearly as much as I probably should, but what little I do has made a big difference in how my arms look. I do have a six-pack, but you can't see it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> Pregnancy did a number on the tummy area and while it's flat, there will be no bikini-wearing by me.<br><br>
I dedicate as much time as I can to cardio, but strength training is wayyyy important so I make the time for it when I can.<br><br>
I do 3 sets of 10 for each of these with 10lb weights (for the arms). I try to do this 3x/wk.<br><br>
Bicep curls<br>
Overhead Presses<br>
Fly on exercise ball<br>
Tricep kick-backs (this is what they were called by a magazine I found them in)<br>
Crunches on the exercise ball (I try to do about 120-150 of these).<br>
Regular Squats<br>
Wide squats (legs spread out beyond shoulder width, toes pointing out)<br>
Lunges (30 on each side)<br><br>
This is at the gym. When I can't get to the gym I do the same stuff without the ball and with 8lb weights (cause that's what I have at home) while my dd is in the bathtub. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> She helps me count my reps.<br><br>
This takes only about 20 minutes, so if you are pressed for time, this is perfect.
 

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abbie- what you do is about what i do. but um my tone is hiding under the fat keeping warm for winter running.
 

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I 'm so far behind
 

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Pilates has been my main strengthening activity lately. Either I teach, take class, or do one of the DVDs I own. Some yoga too, the standing poses or plank/chaturanga dandasana type poses are good for leg and upper body strength.<br><br>
I teach weight training at work but haven't ventured in a weight room myself for more than a year. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/surprised.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Surprised"> I'm a hypocrite.
 

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Joe Friel has one of the best training books out for cycling. It translates well into running as the focus is muscular endurance in addition to power. I have his mtn bike book and started using the strength training components from that book.<br><br>
Here's his road cycling book. The strength training section outlines a phased approach.<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=kickrunners-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FCyclists-Training-Bible-Joe-Friel%2Fdp%2F1931382212%2Fref%3Dsr_1_8%2F105-8944828-9967640%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1188531487%26sr%3D1-8" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Cyclists-Train...8531487&sr=1-8</a>
 
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