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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tuesday's Training Tips: Strength training

This is a "Do as I say, not as I do" post.  Sometimes runners think that we are especially tough because we can run miles and miles.  While it is true that our legs and lungs are in great condition there are parts of our physique that often get neglected.  It isn't only that we think we are tough, but runners would rather be outside than in. That makes it difficult to implement weight training into our workouts. I know, I have trouble adding weight training into my routine, but I'm working on it!

Strength training can go a long way in injury prevention and improved performance.  You don't have to invest a lot of time to gain those benefits.  That's nice, because we all know you would rather be logging miles. 

Runners World dispels some of the myths regarding strength training in this article ...
Strength Training Misconceptions

For some strength training routines you can implement today visit ...
Strength Training Workouts for Runners

Give it a try.  Add a few minutes (about 30) of strength training a couple times a week and see what benefits you gain.

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Happy Running!