Posts Tagged ‘strength training for runners’

5 Muscle Groups Runners Should Target

5 Muscle Groups Runners Should Target

Dr. Dane Treat with University of Minnesota Team Physician Dr. Robert Johnson, himself the finisher of 72 marathons (to date). This 10 minute video starts with a brief introduction by Dr. Robert Johnson on how to keep it simple. After Dr. Johnson’s introduction Dr. Dane Treat demonstrates exercises, with proper technique, runners can do at […]

5 Exercises for the Glutes

5 Exercises for the Glutes

Practice these 5 exercises for the gluteus medius muscles to help prevent common running injuries. Lateral Hip Abduction – Shuffle steps with resistance bands. Lunges – Also do side lunges and walking lunges with dumbells. Single-Legged Squat – Also called a “Pistol” squat. Step-ups Hill runs You can view more instructional videos from Trail Running […]

Strength Training Benefits

Strength Training Benefits

Runners have a tendency to stick with what they know best; running.   If you were once skeptical about adding a little weight lifting into your routine, let’s take a closer look at the benefits of strength training and how it could improve your running performance.  You might change your mind! Here are a few key reasons: 1) Strength training builds a […]

Importance of High Intensity Exercise – Part 1

Importance of High Intensity Exercise – Part 1

High-intensity exercises sequentially recruits all the different types of muscle fibers in your body, starting with the smaller motor units made up of slow-twitch fibers, also known as Type I.  These are the muscles involved in aerobic metabolism (i.e. steady state running).  They recover quickly and have a lot of endurance; perfect for long distance […]