Hybrid Training: Why I Got Into It

Hybrid Training: Why I Got Into It


I had been weight training for 12 years now before falling into hybrid training. Two years ago I fell out of love with the generic training that is “bodybuilding”, and so I needed to make a change and wanted to also become fitter and more healthy.

The thing is, with generic bodybuilding you may look shredded and have unreal body composition but at the same time you have the cardiovascular system to run half a mile!

Three months ago I bought myself a pair of running shoes and started off by running just a mile. I say just a mile, it was one of the hardest things I've tried to date, but still I kept at it day in day out and used strength training to break it up and keep things interesting. Fast forward to now, 3 months deep, I’m running 5 times a week and strength training 3 times a week. Along side this I’m using multiple fitness machines in the gym to broaden my cardiovascular system and be as optimal in all disciplines as possible.

I previously entered a Hyrox style event which I completed in good time and have completed 2 half marathon races within these 3 months of completely changing my whole training style.

This style of training is called Hybrid, which in basic terms means - being able to run and lift heavy, all in sync within your weekly training.

I have learned within this time that this style of training (for me personally) truly can not be matched, I am fitter, stronger and healthier than I have ever been and I do not believe there is a training style out there that is more effective than the Hybrid concept of training.

Grab a pair of running shoes, get a barbell at your feet and become the most elite version of yourself!  #HybridAthlete

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