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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Thanks, the explainations, are clear And helpful!
Russ B answered the question Are there any supplements that are recommended for amateur runners ?
For amateur runners, just adopt and stick to a healthy diet: lots of fresh, minimally processed food. You won't need supplements.
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Hi all, I am new to the site and a fairly new runner, having com to the sport quite late in life. I started running in December 2012 after working out in the gym for a few months, and have managed to lose over 30Kg (66lb) whilst getting healther a...
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I am a keen runner but my left has been a little sore for a few weeks now and I've tried everything I can think of to help it - resting, not resting, stretching, cold gels and cold patches - is there anything I've missed or is it just a case of to...
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Maxine D answered the question I'm trying to run 2.4km in under 12mins 40 or less. Fail every time due to being breathless. I'm a very weak runner. Any help here? On the 31st October 2013, my 2.4km timing is 15 minutes plus heavy panting. I'm 20kg overweight.
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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