A lot of clients claim that they can’t run. I see a lot of trainers that do not run either. It’s an interesting argument, however unless you have an actual biomechanics issue or medical reasons identified by a Doctor, you can run. The truth is you probably don’t enjoy it. Thats fairly expected given that it is something that you have not practiced. It’s something new and I hope to be able to give you some tips and motivation to get started.
Running is such an easy workout to go do. It is fantastic to combine running with a solid strength program. Sadly, that bootcamp or group class that you attend, is most likely just cardio glittered up to the max with lights and smoke. You enjoy it, which is fantastic, however what do you do when you go on holiday or a business trip. You stop. Now that’s the great bit about running, you can literally do it anywhere. “But how do I start, I hate running?”
I used to be 100 kgs and I literally was the anti-runner. I once was at the gym in Anglet, France, lifting heavy weights feeling like I was fit and my friend asked me to run back home as we did not have the car there. It was about 1.2km and on the way home my HR was at 188 and I felt like I was going to be sick.
It’s fair to say, that although I was strong, I was actually very unfit. So I did my research and started to learn about how to integrate running into my program. Here are the tips I figured out alongside all my research that allowed me to integrate running into my weekly routine, without hating it:
As a personal trainer and owner of BYTX Studio I cannot emphasise the importance of running for health benefits. Not only is it fantastic for your heart and lungs, it is great for the brain. It is the ultimate way to de-stress, release serotonin and also get outside and enjoy a some fresh air. Running during the day allows you to soak up some Vitamin D. You never hear someone say „I just went for a long hard run, now I feel depressed.“
I encourage you strongly to integrate my tips and I hope you try to introduce running into your weekly workout routine.