Instead of mixing Insanity Max 30 with my running this week I’ve decided to use PiYo as my cross training. This program has been essential to keeping me injury free during my training. The low-impact workouts have continued to increase my flexibility and strength, allowing my muscles to recover more quickly and to keep pushing my distances. I would highly recommend this program for any athletes that are looking for a compliment to their current fitness routine.
PiYo is also great for those who need low impact workouts due to an injury or are new to fitness. The combination of Pilates and yoga create a unique way for athletes to build their muscle strength and flexibility without the risk of joint pain or injury. This week I’ll be using the PiYo Lower Body and Upper Body workouts to make sure that my body is ready for some major work on Sunday!
What’s included in PiYo? 9 workouts between 20 and 45 minutes long and the Get Lean Eating Plan
What equipment do you need? Nothing! I use a yoga mat, but it isn’t necessary if you are on carpet.
Is there a modifier? Yes, there is a modifier for every workout.
On to the meal plan! This week I decided to use a great cookbook I have called Southern Living Light & Easy Comfort Food. You will also notice that towards the end of the week I added an extra yellow to my normal allotment. This is in preparation for the marathon, storing up the carbohydrates needed for my extended cardio workout.