Build Strength for Your Running Routine

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Pixmac000036917389We’ve mentioned…  well, more than a few times…  how important it is for runners to strength train.  But, you don’t have to take our word for it!

Learn how adding a regular series of strength training exercises to her running routine improved our expert guest blogger, Laura Lee Bloor’s, running performance.

Why Strength Training is Crucial for Runners

Engaging in strength training exercises is crucial for runners because it helps prevent injury. Running places a lot of pressure on our bones and joints. That’s why it’s so important for us to counteract that by building strong muscles that support those areas.

Personally, I’m a big fan of weightlifting classes and yoga to build my strength. Lunges and squats — with proper form — are excellent strength training moves for runners. Planks and push-ups are wonderful all-over strength builders that benefit everyone.

I’ve noticed a huge improvement in my running since implementing a regular strength training routine two to three days a week. I can run farther and longer with less fatigue and soreness.

Laura Lee Bloor, Certified Holistic Health Coach, Tenacious Lee

How has strength training exercises improved your running performance?

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