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.
Foam rollers can be a great tool for releasing muscle tension and restoring ‘normal’ functional length to your muscles. Whether you’re recovering from an injury, looking to reduce the risk of injury, or wanting to speed up post exercise recovery, the foam roller can be a useful addition to your warm up and post-exercise routine.