How many runners do we have out there?
Did you know that you can improve your running efficiency and economy by supplementing your endurance training with strength training?
Whether you’re a competitive or recreational runner, adding strength training to your routine can add some great benefits.
For one, strength training can allow you to increase your workload and run longer, faster, and harder. It also increases muscle strength and can decrease the risk of injury, since it increases connective tissue strength, which can allow the body to be a more durable and adaptable system.
This article, “The Importance of Strength Training for Runners - Strength Exercises for Endurance Athletes,” goes into more detail, including some specific exercise recommendations for runners.