April from Run the Great Wide Somewhere, Erika from MCM Mama Runs, and Patty from No-Guilt Life
This week we are talking about Cross Training and right now I am on a PiYo kick! I am going to link to my post I had on Friday where I explain more about PiYo. I know many runners are getting into it and do it with running but I know my body can't handle it. I can only do 1 thing a day-whenever I do more, I get injured.
Cross training is very important as it helps your body develop and keep from getting injured. You can't just run and run and run-that's how stress fractures and the like happen.
So below is my post from Friday, if you have tried PiYo definitely sound off in the comments!
5 things I'm loving about PiYo
So as you know, I've been doing PiYo for about 3 weeks off and on and I'm loving here! I can't recommend it enough and here are the reasons why!
To first explain, PiYo is a combination of Pilates and Yoga. It works on strength training using your own body weight as resistance and also stretching your muscles as well.
1. It's on DVD
This is clutch. The DVD case is small and compact and I can take it anywhere. I'm heading to Denver in less than 2 weeks and you bet I'll have it in my luggage.
2. They are short workouts
I'm very busy in my life and need workouts under an hour that get the job done and don't take too long. This is great- most workouts are 20-35 minutes and they get the job done!
3. No equipment needed
This is the main reason I never tried P90X-I don't want to buy equipment. All you need is really water. Some workouts suggest a towel or a yoga mat but I've yet to use those.
I bought my DVDs for 65 dollars including shipping from a Beachbody coach. You can order them onlinehere. If you want to order through a coach, go for it! It helps with accountability!
5. It works
Even though I've only been doing it in between my running workouts about 2-3 times a week, I'm seeing results!
My stomach is more toned, my legs look a bit more toned, my flexibility has increased so I can actually lay my hands flat on the floor instead of just touching it. Now if it'll just help my running too!
So anyone else try PiYo? What are your thoughts?