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 …

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!).

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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 …

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!

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

  • Stay healthy by preventing

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.

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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.

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

But just like …