Mobility Training for Runners: Get Mobile and Thrive

Mobility might be one of the most important aspects of fitness for runners outside of endurance and strength. If you’re mobile, you’re one hell of an athlete.

Hurdle Mobility Training

Hurdling is fantastic mobility training for runners

First, a quick story.

2006 …

Strength Training Periodization: Everything You Need to Know

Strength training periodization is the simple idea that your strength work should evolve over time. Sounds easy, right?

Strength Training Periodization

Recently when we discussed periodization training for runners, we learned the definition of this exercise science term:

Periodization is defined

Tina Muir Takes Your Strength Training Questions

Strength training is like broccoli: we know it’s good for us, we understand it has to get done, but we don’t always want to do it.

strength training questions

Are jazz hands effective strength training for runners?

And because it’s a necessary …

Menachem Brodie on the Finer Details of Strength Training for Endurance

For over 15 years, Menachem Brodie has been coaching endurance athletes to new personal bests. Today, we’re getting lost in the weeds with strength training for runners.

Menachem Brodie

Menachem Brodie is an exercise scientist, USA Cycling Expert level coach and …

How David Reinvented His Running (at age 73!)

On Monday, April 29th of this year I received an email from a runner named David that might change how you think about training. It sure did for me!

David Weightlifting

You see, David was 72 years old at the time. …

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.

glute strengthening

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.

Dr. Mike Young

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.

strength training athlete

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