11 Jan '18, 3pm

How to Start Lifting Weights (the right way)

How to Start Lifting Weights (the right way)

Sports specific training is your running. Strength training is a type of general physical preparedness. It supplements and supports sports specific practice. If you get your hips, postural musculature and legs generally stronger and more explosive, your running mechanics will sort out and use these improvements. Don’t fall into the “specificity” trap of trying to simulate running motions (ankle weights, dumbbell “running hands,” etc.) with weights. Weighting these movements will interfere with the subtle coordination of your stride, arm swing and posture and are likely to cause injury. Compound bilateral movements like squats and deadlifts are proven to carry over well to running, even though it may not be obvious just from looking at the exercises.

Full article: http://strengthrunning.com/2018/01/how-to-start-lifting-w...

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