One thing that my current training plan has been lacking is strength training. It’s my own fault – it’s the one area that I don’t make the time for.
And it’s clear that it’s one area that I need to make time for.
Last night, with the threat of approaching thunderstorms, I made the decision to not go to swim practice and instead stayed home and lifted weights. There is nothing more frustrating than driving the 30 minutes to swim only to get in the water and immediately have to get out due to lightning in the area. I didn’t want to completely miss a workout, so I figured weight lifting was a good substitute.
Years ago, I bought the Beachbody program ChaLEAN Extreme. It’s a weight lifting program focused on slow controlled movements using body weight and free weights. It’s a good program that gives me about a 35-45 minute workout.
It was tough. I had to drop my weights well below what I used to lift.
It was definitely a good reminder that I need to get back to weight training. Maybe I’ll just ease in with once a week. It’s better than nothing. The last time I tried to add weights back in, I decided that I would get up early in the morning, lift, go to work, then come home and do my triathlon training.
Yeah, that didn’t last. It was too much. Instead, I need to slot in the weight work where I can, and as I get more used to it, add in more workouts per week.
Does anyone else do strength training at home? I’d love to hear what your plan entails.