25 Sep '12, 4am

Strength Exercises to Help You Run Faster via @RunnersWorld

Yes, strength-training helps runners add muscle. But to translate that gain into speed, you have to choose the right moves. "Runners should concentrate on building power—how fast you can use the force you've built up," says Jay Dicharry, director of the Speed Clinic at the University of Virginia. "Explosive movements help you activate your muscle power quickly during push-off." Do these exercises twice a week, preferably two days before or after a speedwork session.

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-238-263--14...

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