Glute Strengthening for Runners: How to Get Started

Big butts, I cannot lie: they’re great for runners. But our glute muscles are often neglected – and that’s leaving a lot of runners injured.

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The glutes are really made up of three separate muscles that make your booty …

Dr. Mike Young Explains Metcon Workouts for Runners

There are so many types of training sessions available to runners. But most of us have never tried Metcon workouts – so Dr. Mike Young is here to explain them for us.

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Metcon workouts are also known as …

How Strength Training Can Result in Massive Marathon PR’s

Can you imagine a football player who did no strength training? It’s hard to imagine. But for some reason, many runners think it’s perfectly fine to skip their own strength work.

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Kevin enjoying the fruits of his strength training

How James Ran 3 Personal Bests After Years of Stagnating Finish Times

Improvement can be a fickle phenomenon. Sometimes you get a lot faster, seemingly out of nowhere! But often you struggle for months without a single sign of progress.

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Just the other day I was speaking to a group of …

Strength Coach Tony Gentilcore on Deadlifts: Form, Dangers, and Function

Studying different sports and disciplines is a great way to develop your understanding of running. The commonalities and underlying principles are often universal.

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A few years ago, I was an instructor at an adult fitness camp. For four days, …

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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And I have to …