If you’ve been following along with any of my content for the past few years, you know that I’m a big believer in the benefits of strength training for runners.
More and more, it seems that runners are starting to come around to the idea of regular strength training, which is a good thing.
Yet many runners are still struggling with understanding what an effective strength training routine consists of, which is why I’ve done several videos in the past year demonstrating simple and effective routines designed specifically for runners.
One of the common threads in most of those videos from the past is that each of the exercises involves virtually no exercise equipment.
And that’s by design.
You do not need to to join a gym or buy any fancy strength training equipment for runners in order to get a challenging, effective, and beneficial workout.
Body Weight Training Can Get a Bit Boring
You can combine the dozens of the equipment free strength training exercises that I’ve talked about before in an infinite amount of ways in order to keep your workouts from getting boring.
Shoot, I mix up the routine for almost every workout, just because I hate doing the same exercises ad nauseam.
Yet even with all of the possibilities that exist, you can get even more variety if you add just one or two pieces of equipment to the mix.
The 4 Best Pieces of Strength Training Equipment for Runners