Strength Workouts

Strength workouts for runners are important to remain injury-free. Good strength exercises can help you prevent overuse injuries, reinforce proper running form, and help you run faster. Runners should do runner-specific strength workouts that address imbalances and weaknesses created by running.

Read an article below to learn more about strength workouts for runners!

Tweet Why do we ignore strength exercises for our feet when each foot contains more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments? The human foot is an anatomical miracle, able to support hundreds of pounds with an arch that provides energy return when we walk and run. With hundreds of individual “pieces,” it’s no small feat to […]

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Tweet What if you could run more - while feeling stronger and getting far fewer injuries? I think you can.  In fact, if most runners incorporated just a few small changes to their training they’d see dramatic results with not only their running, but so many other areas of life. Healthy running makes everything else seem easy, […]

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Tweet Do you have muscle imbalances? Spoiler alert: of course you do! In fact, we all do. Nobody is perfectly symmetrical. We may have a dominant leg, strike the ground harder with one foot, pronate more with one leg, or lean slightly to one particular side. It’s normal – it’s human. And it doesn’t necessarily mean […]

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Tweet Are you making these TOP mistakes that I see over and over again? Today I’ll show you how to fix them and start achieving more with your running – more PR’s, more weight loss, more consistency, and more injury-free running. So a few weeks ago I got a reply to one of the subscriber-only […]

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Tweet Last week I posted an article that shows why CrossFit Endurance is not an effective training program for runners. If you haven’t read it yet then you should before reading this post. I received a lot of criticism and negative comments (which I expected). You can also read this rebuttal article from 2:38 marathoner […]

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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 Are you looking for a new way to stay healthy and run more consistently? Well, I’ve got something you’re going to love. Today Jay Johnson is going to highlight active isolated flexibility and give away two free DVD’s to one lucky reader. Jay is a Running Times and Nike contributor who has coached three US champions […]

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Tweet Confused? Don’t be – the injury is real but the term Achilles tendonitis is incorrect. This was news to me until last week when I spoke to Jay Dicharry about how to treat Achilles injuries. Jay is the founder of the gait and biomechanics lab at Rebound Oregon. As a physical therapist, his expertise in biomechanical analysis […]

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Tweet If you asked me ten years ago about strength exercises, I would have smirked and said they’re unnecessary for runners. Also, I was an idiot ten years ago. I had a conversation with my friend Jeremy in 2003 where he said, “You should get into the gym and do some leg exercises. I bet […]

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Tweet How do I stop getting injured so frequently? Every runner will eventually ask themselves this question at some point during their training cycle. And with the annual injury rate around 75% according to some sources, it’s a very relevant question. Injuries are the bane of good training and prevent the consistency that’s needed for […]

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