How to Power Clean and Build Explosiveness

The Year of Strength is already one of our most popular – because it’s clear that runners truly value being strong.

Weightlifting

Over the last two weeks we’ve been discovering the truth about how runners should strength train.

We’ve …

How to Start Lifting Weights (the right way)

Have you ever started something new and made yourself feel silly? I wore basketball shoes to cross country practice, so I know the feeling…

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The truth is that everybody starts as a beginner. And those first few months of …

What Do Strength Exercises Do For Runners?

Are you surprised that I don’t consider strength training cross-training for runners? It’s just training!

Track and Field

Recently, I announced that 2018 is The Year of Strength. We learned that strength training exercises help runners:

  • Stay healthy by preventing injuries

Happy 2018: Welcome to the Year of Strength

I’m ready to make 2018 your best year of running ever. Will you join me and take the next step with your training?

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We have …

For More Strength, Use Progression in the Weight Room

Fast runners have one thing in common: they produce a lot of force, meaning they’re capable of strong muscular contractions.

Strong Runner

Those strong muscle contractions translate into speed.

Just think: if you want a bouncy ball to to bounce …

Tony Gentilcore on Why Runners Need to Lift

Is it surprising that I don’t think strength workouts are cross-training? Rather, strength work is just part of your training as a runner.

Strength Training

Cross-training is supplemental exercise that can be helpful to your running, like cycling.

But just like …

You Are Not (Just a) Runner: Nate Helming on Athleticism

Being a runner has a special side-benefit: all that training makes you feel strong, powerful, and alive!

Runners are Athletes

The decision to start running was one of the best I’ve ever made in my life. I’m sure you feel the …

Can a Stronger “Foot Core” Prevent Running Injuries?

If you were a baseball pitcher, would you prevent shoulder injuries by pitching with your arm in a cast?

barefoot running

I hope you answered, “No, Jason. That sounds ridiculous.”

Because it IS ridiculous! To be a good pitcher, …

Level Up Your Plank Workout: 11 New Planks That Build Core Strength

When you were a kid, you probably did sit-ups for an ab workout. But is the sit-up the best ab exercise?

2-point Pushup Plank

That’s actually a simple question: the answer is no way! There are far better ab exercises than a …

How to Plan Strength Training for Runners

There are always plenty of questions surrounding the topic of strength training for runners:

How often should runners do strength work?

Should lifting sessions be scheduled on hard, easy, or rest days?

What are the best exercises?

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