To make it to the next level, strength training is a must! Click here to uncover common myths about strength training in endurance athletes. Learn how strength training can increase performance and the best types of strengthening exercises for endurance athletes.
Strength Training for Endurance Athletes: By Emily Sluis, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS Despite the advancements in our understanding of the role strength training plays in the development and performance of endurance athletes, there are still some myths about the best way to approach improving running-specific strength. Like most longstanding myths, the misunderstandings about strength training come from outdated information that has been passed down throughout the years. One common misconception amongst endurance athletes is that resistance training will cause increased weight gain, resulting in a decrease in running performance. Running - and the optimal balance of volume, intensity, and pace-specific work - will always be the primary focus of a distance runner's training program. Strength training, however, presents a different [...]