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Strength Training For Runners

Running is a total body workout, but some muscle groups are stressed more that others. This can create disparity in opposing muscle groups (e.g. quadriceps and hamstrings lack balance). Lack of parity in opposing muscle groups is one reason for injury. The Strength Training for Runners Tribe's purpose is to have its member collaborate and share experiences, workouts and challenges in strength training for running. If you participate in Strength Training for Running, and do the strength training exercises 2-3 times a week, you will see improvements in strength in total body, endurance in both upper and lower body (running as well as your arms while you are running), speed (you will shave time off your runs), flexibility, and you will be less prone to injury. A runners dream! But nothing comes free, you must put in the effort! The results will be well worth it! Please see Discussion section for my challenges. Stay healthy!

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Jane H Strength Training For Runners Tribe

Hi Louise, it could be a weakness in your left hip and glutes, which a program of single leg squats, clamshells, side leg raises etc might help strengthen. A physio or myotherapist would assist you here. Lots of hang...

Karen L Strength Training For Runners Tribe

Hey Louise ... If you type Achilles into the search facility, there are loads of pages with one great information and advice. Check out both the questions and the guides. Take care with it .... There's no quick fix!...

Maxine D Strength Training For Runners Tribe

An overweight /average weight whatever person ....based on their background, medical history. Assuming they are in reasonable medical condition and have dr's ok..which i assume he must as he then is 20kg overweight c...

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Maxine D Strength Training For Runners Tribe

again you keep bringing up he is talking about losing weight and he is not...he  is talking about meeting a time standard and how he can do it and train so he can complete it without stopping due to breathlessness.....

Maxine D Strength Training For Runners Tribe

and an overweight person can still incorpate some aerobic and anaerobic training to their regimen.....you have to know their medical history and background and they have to be monitored. But a person 20kg overweight...

Maxine D Strength Training For Runners Tribe

I never said that he can become 17.3% faster over night. I said not knowing how much time he has to prepare...it cannot be done running at an easy aerobic pace where you can chat with you friends. A test he has faile...

James R Strength Training For Runners Tribe

ok then whats your magic way of becomeing 17.3% faster over night? you just can't do that any way physoilogical develements take 6 weeks to start showing an effect.

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Maxine D Strength Training For Runners Tribe

He is not saying he wants to become a runner...as your post suggest only prepare to do this test. Sure if he wanted to continue on that would be great but he doesn't say that. He is asking for help to prepare in I as...

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Maxine D Strength Training For Runners Tribe

HE does not specify how much time he has to train....sure aerobic training over a long period will help the average person......he is trying to meet a time standard. Most probable he does not have 6 months to train....

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