Gym Workouts for Runners

Ever wondered what kind of gym workout to do? Runners need the right exercises in the gym to correct imbalances and specific weaknesses that can be caused by running. Learning effective gym workouts can help you prevent repetitive stress injuries while maximizing your race potential.

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Tweet 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 how CFE describes itself: CrossFit Endurance is an endurance sports training program dedicated to improving performance, […]

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Tweet Running and strength training seem at odds with each other – but actually, they complement one another perfectly. Many runners fall into the trap of only running without any other exercises in their training. There are many different components of athleticism – the building blocks of fitness. They include: Speed Endurance Strength Flexibility Coordination Which ones […]

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Tweet For the first eight years of my running career, I was fortunate: at least three coaches were always available to answer all my questions. But if you didn’t run in high school or college, that luxury isn’t available. And unfortunately, most training advice is terrible and makes me cringe. It leaves runners with no […]

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Tweet 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 working harder than our bodies can withstand. We all say things like, I want to reach a […]

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Tweet 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. Since turning pro, Dathan’s competed in the marathon at the 2008 Olympics, the 10k at the 2004 Olympics, set […]

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Tweet Ever wish you could be stronger – while weighing less?  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 my routine was the same it had been for months and my performance had plateaued. […]

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Tweet Are you a creature of habit? 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 cycle, and always stick to the same core routines. This needs to change if I want […]

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Tweet 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! Last week I spoke with coach Jay Johnson about his DVD series Building a Better Runner. […]

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Tweet Running injuries happen for so many reasons – aggressive mileage increases, running too fast on your easy days, poor running form, muscle imbalances, and lack of recovery between hard workouts. Do you notice a theme here? All of these reasons for injury are preventable. What if I told you that you could improve your […]

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Tweet Have you dreamed of effortlessly sprinting through the woods with the warm sun on your back?  Or maybe carving your abs out of granite?  If you’re looking to get in the best shape of your life, these videos provide the perfect motivation. Each of these videos has inspired me to train harder than ever […]

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