Running and Lifting: How to Do Both For Best Results

Coaching allows me to change people’s mindset and even their bodies through running and lifting. These transformations are the most rewarding part of being a coach.

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And today, I’m thrilled to share a powerful example of what happens when …

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?

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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.

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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 …

Maggie Callahan on The Benefits of Strength Training

2018 is the Year of Strength and we’re discovering what it means to be a strong, powerful runner (spoiler: it’s achievable!).

Maggie Callahan Strength Training

Last month, we talked lifting and the many benefits of strength training:

  • The scientific reasons for adding

Strength Coach Randy Hauer on The Role of Lifting for Runners

Over the last few weeks, I’ve fielded hundreds of lifting questions from runners who all want to know, “How do I lift the right way?

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It’s a great question. In fact, it’s THE question!

Knowing how to …

Introducing: High Performance Lifting

The Year of Strength has taught us that lifting weights is critical for runners. It’s not cross-training – it’s just training.

That’s because lifting is the perfect complement to running. It builds power, prevents injuries, improves efficiency, and …

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.

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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 …