What is FFXT?
FFXT is a strength and conditioning class designed to develop your physical strength and cardiovascular fitness. It is not a running program, although the workouts are designed with runners and triathletes in mind. The exercises and movements included in the class are designed to help athletes learn to recruit the proper muscles so that they can go about their daily lives and running, biking, and swimming with strength and confidence.
Why You Should Be Cross Training
If you want to reach your full potential as a runner, cross-training is an essential part of a balanced training plan. Because running takes you only through forward motion, runners have a tendency to tighten up and become underdeveloped in many areas.
Cross-training for runners is essential for two reasons: 1) It allows your body to strengthen less-used muscle groups while 2) continuing aerobic training with less impact on the musculoskeletal system. What’s more, cross-training helps runners avoid boredom and burnout.
Using body weight or resistance bands, runners can significantly increase their degree of mobility and stability, which will have a major effect on their movement patterns. Runners can see improvements from mobility and stability exercises, including:
- Muscle Strength
- Injury prevention
- Increased range of motion
FFXT is appropriate for athletes of ALL abilities, including runners, triathletes, and other active individuals looking to add a new element to their routine. A weekly strength and conditioning workout will help you to get stronger, and it adds diversity to your training. Diversifiying your training can assist with keeping you injury free. Each session will last approximately 60 minutes and will include warm-up, cool-down, group strength exercises, and conditioning drills.
- When and Where: Monday evenings at Fleet Feet Dewitt starting at 5:45pm (various parks may be used, weather permitting)
- Program Starts: Monday, April 1st, 2024
- Cost: $110 for 10 weeks OR 10 class punch card for $130 (good for entire 2024 year)
- Questions: Email Coach Bethany Hudson Bethany.Hudson@fleetfeet.com
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