You’ve seen kettlebells being used at your local gym. But are runners using them? According to author John Shepherd, runners should be, mainly as a way of strengthening muscles and joints to improve core stability and prevent injuries.
In Kettlebell Training For Faster Running Shepherd makes the case for their use more widely by runners and has compiled his take on the best and most effective exercises and advice to enhance your running performance through the unlikely power of the kettlebell.
A library of exercises are backed up by scientific research and tried and tested by the author, with the specific objective of faster running for all types of runners.
It is interesting to note that Alberto Salazar – coach to Mo Farah and numerous other elite distance runners – uses kettlebells to train his runners among other conditioning tools.
Section 1: Kettlebell History
Section 2: Training Needs of a Runner
Section 3: Exercise Principles and Training Systems
Section 4: Exercise Library
Section 5: Kettlebell Workouts and Strategies for Faster Running
Section 6: The Finish Line