Men’s Fitness tells us that athletes need to work on their imbalances and weaknesses. It’s not just about relying on the sport. By using these moves, it can improve your training regimen.
You need to focus on leg training even if you’re a runner. It’s a must because your leg muscles get the most out of these exercises for endurance.
The Best Leg Workout For Runners And Cyclists
Apart from an underdeveloped body, a running or cycling program that lacks strength training for the legs also leads to injury: Runners tend to develop tight calves and shin splints, while cyclists often have weak glutes and tight hip flexors and/or hamstrings from sitting on the saddle long term. Read more…
Runner’s World gives us a preview about strength exercises for running. Most runners aren’t aware that they also have to do other exercises aside from the sport itself.
Including strength exercises in your training can get you the best results. It will make you stronger, faster, and more efficient when you do the sport. Take note though, that a runner needs a different strength-training program.
10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners
Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in injury prevention but will make you a stronger, faster, and more efficient runner. Read more…
Jason Fitzgerald tells us that runners always want to run. Thing is, everyone’s quite busy these days and it’s hard enough to fit extra training in our daily activities. Additional activity for strength training? That may be too much.
However, these athletes should consider that this is also an important form of exercise. These can immensely improve your body and greatly reduce injuries.
The Strength Moves Every Runner Should Be Doing
The problem is that many of us live mostly sedentary lives, so our bodies aren’t always prepared to handle the stress of pounding the pavement. Plus with an already overflowing schedule, many of us think we simply don’t have time to add strength training to our regimen. Read more…
Check this video from Livestrong.com about these exercises for runners: