Strength Training For Runners

Reduce injury risk and increase performance by improving running style
Andrew Hamilton

Strength training is often ignored by the running fraternity. After all, it’s much more fun being outdoors in the fresh air, running on the road, or the track. Pumping iron or performing repetitive drills is not for them.

Ironically, however, the correct approach to strength training — one that is balanced and designed specifically to reflect the needs and training and racing status of the runner — can both significantly reduce injury risk and increase performance by improving running style (and thus running economy), physical strength and speed.

Featuring practical warm ups, exercises, circuits and training programmes ideally suited for runners. This is a must-have manual for any runner looking to improve on their PB.

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Strength training is often ignored by the running fraternity. After all, it’s much more fun being outdoors in the fresh air, running on the road, or the track. Pumping iron or performing repetitive drills is not for them.

Ironically, however, the correct approach to strength training — one that is balanced and designed specifically to reflect the needs and training and racing status of the runner — can both significantly reduce injury risk and increase performance by improving running style (and thus running economy), physical strength and speed.
Featuring practical warm ups, exercises, circuits and training programmes ideally suited for runners. This is a must-have manual for any runner looking to improve on their PB.

 

Strength Training for Runners aims to improve your performance, whatever your level.

Chapters will guide you though constructing a pre-conditioning routine that will:

  • Iron out common running injuries
  • Show you how to improve and strengthen your running (and other) muscles in your warm-ups
  • Provide you with some great conditioning advice to make you a stronger and faster runner.

Later chapters focus on weight training, circuit training and plyometric training. They feature numerous examples of exercises and training programmes that are easy to follow and will improve your running and keep you off the physio couch.

CONTENTS

Pre-conditioning – how to minimise your risk of running injury

Drills and conditioning exercises to run longer and stronger

The dynamic warm up – to strengthen and maximise running performance

Sprinting for faster running

Core strength for runners

Weight training for running

Plyometric training

The importance of developing lower leg strength, power and injury resilience

Circuit training

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    Andrew Hamilton BSc Hons, MRSC, ACSM, is a sports science writer and researcher specialising in sports nutrition. A lifelong endurance athlete himself he has worked in the field of fitness and sports performance for over 30 years helping athletes to reach their true potential.
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