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A Strength Training Routine for Runners: Feb/Mar 2016

How have you been doing with your strength training?

Let’s be honest, it’s easy to get off track when it comes to consistent strength training as runners even though we know how important it can be in terms of avoiding injuries, improving performance, and maintaining overall body functions.

If you need a new routine to get you back in the strength training saddle, or if you just want to add a little spice to your current strength training routine, today’s video will do just that.

I’m switching things up a little bit this go round. Gone is the idea of doing 2-3 sets of the circuit of exercises.

Instead, we will be doing a certain number of reps of each exercise, resting as needed, before moving on to the next exercise on the list. Once you finish the last exercise, you’re set for the day.

Sounds easy enough, right?

Hehehehe….

Enter your info below, and I’ll send you the PDF guide outlining the Feb/Mar 2016 strength training routine ASAP.

Have You Done this Type of Workout Before? What are Your Thoughts?

Strength Training Routine for Runners

An Equipment Free Strength Training Routine for Runners (with Video)

You don’t have to look around this site very far to know that I’m a believer in regular strength training for runners.

(Want more examples? Here’s a podcast interview, a post on the importance of a strong core, and answers to common strength training questions/concerns from runners.)

So every couple of months, I put together a short workout (lasting about 15 minutes) designed specifically to help runners shore up the weak spots that are created by running lots and lots of miles.

The workout for November/December is four exercises long, but if you do them correctly you’ll be feeling it!

Fill out the info below and I’ll send you a PDF guide with all of these exercises on it.

If you have any questions about any of these exercises, or anything else related to running and strength training, please let me know and I’ll be happy to answer them for you!

What is Your Favorite Strength Training Exercise and Why?

Best Core Exercises for Runners

5 Best Core Exercises for Runners

While (too) many runners are still struggling to grasp the importance of regular strength training and the positive impact it has on their running, a lot of runners tend to do some core work on a regular basis.

At least they think they are working their cores.

However, too many runners (and people in general) think that working their abs is the same thing as working their core. And honestly, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Best Core Exercises for Runners

Best Core Exercises for Runners

Your core muscle group includes your abs, obliques, and the muscles in your lower back, and all of them are vital for improved running performance and injury prevention. However, if you focus on your abs and neglect the other areas of your core, you are actually setting yourself up for more problems than you’re preventing. Read more

An Equipment Free Strength Training Routine for Runners

If you’ve been following the strength training routine I put together for us a couple of months ago, it’s time to change things up a little bit.

And if you’re not currently doing any regular strength training, there’s never been a better time to start!

Check out the equipment free strength training exercise routine for runners in today’s video post and download a PDF with all of the exercises listed to refer back to if needed. Just tell me where to send the PDF in the box below.

If you have any questions on any of these exercises, or why they are included in this routine, please leave a comment below or shoot me an email!

Preventing Plantar Fasciitis is Easier Than You Might Think (with Video)

 

Instead of waiting for your feet to start barking at you, why don’t you try preventing plantar fasciitis instead?

Would you be surprised to know that plantar fasciitis is actually pretty easy to prevent, as long as you’re willing to do a few simple exercises a few times a week? Because honestly, that’s really all it takes.

Enjoy the final segment of the plantar fascia series, and if you have any questions about any of the exercises please let me know.

And in case you missed the first two videos in this series, here you go:

Are You a Believer that an Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure When It Comes to Running Ailments? Why or Why Not?