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5/16/11 12:32 P

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Thank you for the feedback.
I am pretty fit and have been doing some form of strength training already but no set plan or routine for a while. I just wanted to make sure I wouldn't be impeding my running training. I'm new to the longer distance running.

And I do try to do a yoga video at least once a week, so I have some flexibility training.

Thanks, I'm reassured of my plan.

5/16/11 10:16 A

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Personally I don't think that ChaleneEx is too "extreme" to do as part of your crosstraining if you are already pretty fit, which it seems you are. The only thing I would suggest is that you up your protein intake a bit while doing it and also your calories a bit because it may suck the energy out of you if you don't. I use Chalene Ex or P90X strength workouts in all of my cross training regimes. Be sure to get at least 1 day of flexibility in too and you will have a totally well rounded program!

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5/16/11 10:13 A

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IMO---CLX is an excellent choice for XT when training for running.....awesome idea!!!


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5/16/11 9:38 A

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Hello, Pennylayne.
I was thinking of doing the exact same thing. Hopefully somebody who actually has an answer can let us know.

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5/16/11 9:08 A

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I did part of Chalean Extreme with Insanity last summer but never finished.
Anyways, now I am training for a half marathon and I need to add some strength training as cross training.
I was thinking of dowing Chalean 2-3 x a week (just the non-cardio ones).
I'm just wondering if anyone has done this and how it went?
Or if you think it is a good combo - I do about my longer 10 miles+ runs on Sunday and then ideally would do weights on Mon/Wed/Fri or Mon/Thur/Sat, depending on my schedule. Is Chalean Extreme too "extreme" to combine with running distances like that or would it be fine?

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