Many runners don't incorporate strength training into their fitness routine, whether because they feel that their endurance training is enough physical activity or that bulking up may slow them down.
But strength training is actually the backbone of a great running program. Done properly it can increase your strength, stability, and balance to help you become a stronger, more efficient runner. Best part? It can decrease your chances of injury.
To help maximize your gains while keeping you healthy on the road, I designed this total-body strength workout that targets your weak spots while increasing the strength you need to sprint uphill, during intervals, or simply close strong in your next race.
How it works: Up to three days a week, do each exercise for 30 seconds.