01 May '12, 7pm

Skip the Gym: The Only Piece of Strength Equipment You Need #running

Skip the Gym: The Only Piece of Strength Equipment You Need #running

Interested in writing for RunAddicts.net? Get started now! Most runners have a love-hate relationship with lifting weights. While you know it’s beneficial cross-training, it’s not your primary form of exercise so it tends to get skipped often. Besides, commuting to the gym is a hassle and those monthly membership fees add up. Unlike cardio exercise like cycling or pool running , lifting doesn’t directly contribute to your running fitness. But that doesn’t mean you can ignore strength exercises as a waste of your time. Strength work is your insurance against injuries, making your bones, muscles, and tendons stronger and more resilient to the pounding of running. By lifting heavy weight, you’re also engaging more muscle fibers than running alone. This helps you run more efficiently, prevent injuries, and generate more power. You don’t need to be a gym rat to enjoy the benefi...

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