Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I have a thing for deadlifts

I did say that this blog wouldn't contain much about running while I am injured and relegated to riding the wind trainer or riding the bikes out doors on the weekend. I have continued to regularly attend the gym and have started to really enjoy the deadlifts! Not common behaviour for a distance runner. I am far from achieving the weights used in this video, but Terri has now inspired me! Bring it on :-).



Deadlifts do work plenty of muscles involved in running (and cycling!), so they are well worth including in a runner's weights training programme if you are so inclined. There is something deeply satisfying about a performing a set of deadlifts.

Runner's muscles!

Latest activity:
Thursday - 33 mins on WT @ 122bpm
Friday - 31 mins on WT @ 126bpm
Saturday - MTB ride 21.7 km @ 115bpm; weights session at gym
Sunday - Road bike ride 31 km @ 121bpm
Total for week - 4 hrs 45 min + gym time.

Monday - weights at gym; 30 mins on WT @ 118bpm
Tuesday - 36 mins on WT @ 120bpm
Wednesday  - 32 mins on WT @ 125bpm

4 comments:

  1. I can't see the point in trying to lift 100 kgs of weights unless going into body building. Plus it looks too difficult, just lifting the bar up will do.

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    1. She doesn't look like a body builder at all, just one strong little cookie :-). But yeah, if it's not your thing, don't do it.

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  2. Wow. Does she need a spotter?!

    Be careful. You don't want to bust a foo-foo valve (as Gramps is fond of saying).

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    1. I don't think a spotter is much use with deadlifts. Foo-foo valve isn't the only thing at risk if one isn't careful!

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