To run longer and faster, you have to run stronger. Yes, runners should lift weights. Here’s how. Adding tempo runs, long runs, and speedwork to your routine will help build speed and efficiency, but strength training is key, too. ‘Strength work accomplishes three goals for runners: it prevents injuries by strengthening muscles and connective tissues; it helps you run faster […]
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STRENGTH TRAINING IS ALL TOO EASY FOR RUNNERS TO NEGLECT. BUT WHO SAYS SQUATS CAN ONLY BE DONE IN THE GYM? This routine from coach Melissa Stone requires no equipment, which means it can be done in your backyard or at a local park (or in the privacy of your living room, of course). Stone, […]
A review of research finds resistance training has “large, beneficial effect” on runners’ efficiency.
Over the holidays, pro runners and fitness trainers shared their favourite moves on Instagram With resolution season in full swing, now is the perfect time to start building your fitness base for 2020. As you tick up your mileage to get ready for spring races, it’s important to supplement running with yoga and strength training to boost your balance, flexibility, and […]
Hard running workouts hampered the day after the gym? This research shows how to balance the two. You already know that lower-body strength training can make you faster, but damn, if time in the squat rack doesn’t trash your legs for tomorrow’s run. If you’ve ever rationalised skipping it to prep for the next day’s mileage, […]