Strength Training

Running Strength TrainingStrength training plays a vital role in any good running program. Whether it is the specifics of running session based strength work, strength and conditioning exercises suited to the event you are aiming for, or a prescribed program based off a specifically individualized musculo-skeletal screening your strength and conditioning program is 100% based around what you need to get make you as strong and efficient as possible and be a valuable aid to your running program. Strength training is a supplement to a runner’s roadwork because it strengthens muscles and joints, which can improve race times and decrease injury risk.

If you want to perform at your full potential, you need to take a comprehensive approach to your running. That means targeting areas of fitness you may not normally pay attention to, like flexibility, balance, mobility, and strength. Studies have shown that strength training can improve body composition by helping you maintain or increase your lean body mass and can decrease your percentage of body fat, helping you stay leaner and burn additional calories.

Click HERE to see the 8 best general strength and conditioning exercises for distance runners.

Individual Strength and Conditioning Programs are available to all athletes on Customized Running Programs and can also be tailored for individuals wishing to add the extra element to their training.