How to Combat the Effects of Aging as an Older Runner

It’s no surprise that running gets harder as you get older. Recovery is slower, VO² max is lower, and injury risks are more numerous. How can the older runner keep running strong – and healthy?

Older Runner

Running is something I …

Is Bodyweight Strength Training Enough for Runners?

There’s nothing sadder than the face of a runner sitting on the sidelines watching the world of runners go by. Yet high percentages of runners—from 37 percent to 56 percent—deal with injury on an annual basis.

Strength Training

Many factors …

5 Types of Squats for Runners: More Variation, More Strength

If there’s one exercise that’s perfect for runners, it’s the squat. But should we squat only one way? Can we use different types of squats to get even stronger?

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In high school, our track team rarely went to the …

Weight Lifting for Runners: Six Surprising Lessons from a Pro Strength Coach

I love runners who want to improve. They’re learning animals, always vacuuming up knowledge about this great sport.

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It’s not how much you lift, it’s how good you look doing it. More on Instagram

And I have to …

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 exercises 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

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?

CFE

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

Here’s …