Half/Marathon heavy weights programme Weeks 5 – 8

Half/Marathon heavy weights programme Weeks 5 – 8

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Aim: Complete this programme over a 4 week period, 4 weeks out from your half/marathon and try to increase the weights a bit every two weeks. Complete all sets of the first exercise before moving onto the next exercise, not to be done as a circuit. Take at least 90 secs rest between sets.

Equipment:

  • Squat Rack
  • Box for hamstring curls or hamstring curl machine
  • Smith machine - can use a squat rack instead and lots of weights so you can't move the bar

Weeks 5 - 6

  • 1/2 squats superset with pogo jumps - 4 x 6 squats/6 jumps
  • Double leg RDL - 3 x 8 each side
  • Iso calf press - 3 sets, 3 reps, 4 secs (complete all on one leg before switching sides)
  • Hamstring curl - 3 x 12 each side (3 secs up, 3 secs down)

Weeks 7 - 8

  • 1/2 squats superset with pogo jumps - 4 x 5 squats/5 jumps
  • Double leg RDL - 3 x 5 each side
  • Iso calf press - 3 sets, 3 reps, 4 secs (complete all on one leg before switching sides)
  • Hamstring curl - 3 x 10 each side (3 secs up, 3 secs down)