The Best Strength Exercises for Runners

Recently I polled my readers on their top struggles with running. And today I’m answering your top questions about strength exercises.

Plank Strength Exercise

I love sending you surveys – and I really appreciate you taking the time to complete them. …

How to Stock Your Home Gym for $102 or Less (Video)

My ideal home gym will have a top of the line stationary bike and an Alter-G treadmill. The cost? A cool $100,000.

But until I hit the lottery, I don’t have an extra hundred thousand dollars lying around to …

CrossFit Endurance: The Best Way to Hack Endurance or a Total Sham?

The claims are bold: run less mileage with more intensity (and a lot of lifting) to race faster. But does it work?


That’s the million dollar question. Is CrossFit Endurance (CFE) an effective training program for runners?

Here’s …

Video: How to Schedule Strength Workouts In Your Training

Running and strength training seem at odds with each other – but actually, they complement one another perfectly.

Strength Workouts

Many runners fall into the trap of only running without any other exercises in their training.

There are many different …

Q&A with Coach: The Skinny on Carb-loading, Strength Training, and Walking Breaks

For the first eight years of my running career, I was fortunate: at least three coaches were always available to answer all my questionsRunning Question.

But if you didn’t run in high school or college, that luxury isn’t available.…

How to Really Stay Injury-Free: The Building a Better Runner DVD Giveaway

Injury prevention is a top goal for every runner. So why is consistent, healthy running so elusive?

The truth is that repetitive stress injuries will always happen: us runners are really good at pushing beyond our physical limits and …

My Interview with Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein: Training, Structural Fitness, and…Power Cleans

Dathan Ritzenhein graduated high school with six National Championship titles.

He left the University of Colorado with four All-America titles, a national title at cross country, and the school record  in the 10,000m in 27:38.50.

Dathan Ritzenhein Interview

Since turning pro, Dathan’s …

What’s Your Strength to Weight Ratio? How I Got 50% Stronger While Losing 3% Body Weight

Ever wish you could be stronger – while weighing less? 

Strength to Weight Ratio

It’s the ideal scenario for distance runners: massive strength without any extra weight.

During the last seven weeks, I tried to improve both. I had been lifting regularly, but …

Strength, Variety, and Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

Are you a creature of habit?

Training Variations

I definitely am. My training is predictable even though I know the serious benefits of variety in any program. I run the same trails, do similar workouts from training cycle to training …

Becoming Indestructible: The Building a Better Runner Giveaway

Would you like to run more and train harder with fewer running injuries?

If you have a time goal for your next race or want to run in less pain, of course you want to train more consistently!

Strong Finish

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