10 min OBSTACLE garden workout for runners (balance, co-ordination, ankle strength & cardio)

by Apr 20, 2020Beginners, Covid-19k Challenge, Home workouts, Motivation, Training0 comments

Improve your balance, co-ordination, ankle strength AND get a great cardio workout in just 10 minutes with an obstacle course in your garden. You don’t need any special equipment, just random items from your house (that you don’t mind accidentally treading on).

Here I used 3 pairs of socks, a tea towel, a pair of oven gloves, 2 pot plants and a watering can to create three activities – a slalom, a t-run and a jump ladder. It’s amazing what a good cardio workout all the running and jumping is, while the quick moves and changes of direction work on your ankle strength, balance and co-ordination. It also wakes your brain up!

Thanks to Tim Piggot from Hp3 Coaching for his expertise on why a garden obstacle course is so beneficial for trail and ultra runners. www.hp-3.co.uk/ Follow Tim on instagram for more coaching advice www.instagram.com/tim_pigott/

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Join the Covid-19k Challenge Facebook group or Strava Club to keep active and get support from fellow runners. We are running, walking or cycling at least 19k a week, sticking strictly to the current government and medical guidelines at all times (indoors/gardens if necessary).


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