31 Jul '15, 9pm

Strength Training For Runners

According to Will, muscle or strength imbalance is an issue for most runners. Most have strong quadriceps and weak glutes, especially the gluteus medius. Strengthening the hip and gluteus muscles can help prevent overuse injuries, especially in the knee. Many runners don’t do strength training partly because they’d rather run if they have time for a workout. Sometimes running less and including strength training will benefit us more than fitting in the miles. Especially with age, running less and including strength training is even more important. Loss of lean muscle tissue occurs with age, and strength training is one way to help sustain a healthy body composition and prevent atrophy. Another reason runners often avoid strength training is the intimidation factor. Runners are generally weaker and aren’t always confident when lifting in a gym full of gym rats. For female r...

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