Articles on Strength Training

November 15, 2017
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How To Change Strength Training As You Get Older

We all know that we need to modify our training as we get older. We can’t recover like we used to and we need to target the areas that begin to degrade the most with age. In this video, I am going to look at what the research says on volume, intensity,... 

November 11, 2017

Strength Training

In today’s Extra Kick, Coach Dylan explains how to incorporate strength training to aid (and not detract from) your running! Listen iTunesListen Android Audio Transcript Coach Dylan: Welcome back Runners Connect fans and friends. Here with you... 

October 5, 2017

Ankle Weights

Most runners spend a good bit of time thinking about ways to get stronger faster, and, needless to say, some techniques are better than others. So which category do ankle weights fall into: good or bad? Listen in as Coach Claire explains in today’s... 

March 22, 2017
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The Lunge Matrix: An Effective Two Minute Warmup

Let’s face it, most of us like to jump out of the car and immediately start running. Unfortunately, skipping a warmup not only inhibits your muscles from performing optimally, but it also significantly increases your chances of getting injured. That’s... 

January 18, 2017
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Three Foot Strengthening Exercises to Prevent Plantar Fasciitis

When we think of core exercises, we usually think of sit-ups, planks, and back hyper extensions – exercises that target those muscle groups around the hips, pelvis, and back. However, there’s another important core that’s often neglected, and... 

January 11, 2017
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Two Tests to Determine Your Risk for ITBS and Runner’s Knee

Two of the most common injuries among runners include IT band syndrome and patellofemoral pain syndrome or “runner’s knee”, and these chain reaction injuries are typically a product of weakness and/or instability in the hip stabilizer... 

October 20, 2016
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The Domino Effect: How One Weak Spot Causes Injury in Others

Runners of all levels experience some breakdown in form towards the end of a race. Most of us are conscious of changes in our biomechanics when we’re brimming with lactic acid and looking for the finish line, and those changes usually take place... 

May 11, 2016
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Circuit Training for Runners

This circuit training routine is designed specifically for runners. By keeping each exercise dynamic, specific, and constantly moving we’re able to combine an aerobic workout with strength training. This is the body weight routine and is perfect if... 

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Basic Hip Strength for Runners

The hips play a major role in keeping runners healthy. Numerous scientific research studies have proven that runners routinely suffer from weak, tight, and under-developed hip muscles. This routine is a preventative set of exercises designed to work all... 

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Basic Core Routine

This core routine is part of our Strength Training for Runners Guide. It is the first core routine in our three part system and is designed to work on the basics and the foundation of what will be a rock solid set of hips, glutes, abs and lower back.... 

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