Saturday, January 08, 2011
I must confess that ST is something I used to do when it was convenient. I focused more on cardio because that's where the calories are burned. While training for a marathon, it was important to get in all of my training runs, so the focus remained on cardio. Now that I am sidelined with a healing foot, I am unable to do any cardio, so I have no choice but to focus on strength training. I started with dumbbells for upper body ST and also did some crunches and modified push-ups. This was great, but I soon realized that my lower body was getting no exercise. I love the SP app for iPhone. I was able to look up exercises and view a demonstration and/or description of each on my phone while lying on the floor. I scrolled through the lower body exercises to find all of the ones that started with "lying" and did all of those this morning. I never would have thought to do any of these exercises if I hadn't been on SP or using their app. I hope to begin incorporating some short walks, maybe stationary biking, over the next few weeks, but until then, I will focus on strength training, keeping my muscles toned and strong.