It always surprises me how few endurance athletes utilise strength training as part of their overall endurance training program. This is unfortunate since there is a large amount of scientific research supporting the benefits of strength training for endurance athletes. Before taking a look at the benefits of strength training for endurance athletes I’ll start by taking a look at some of the concerns endurance athletes commonly have about strength training and try to dispel them.
Short hill repeats are the most common type of hill training used by runners. They’re a very time effective hill running workout for improving running cadence, stride length, efficiency and speed endurance. Here’s why you should be including short hill repeats in your running training: Develops Running cadence & stride length Increases Muscular strength & power Improves … Read more