Strength Train to Run Faster & Farther - Part 5 of Priority Pyramid for Runners

Submitted by DrJaritt on Wed, 12/05/2018 - 05:13
Improving and maintaining strength is a must for runners looking to optimize performance and minimize injury. Now, if all you do is lift weights with the intention of becoming a better runner you will have a problem. Making the time a few days a week to strength train will pay noticeable dividends in your running. Strength training does not need to take up a lot of your time, and there are countless ways to incorporate it into your schedule. It is important to note that with each stride you must withstand a force 2.5-3 X your body weight , on one leg. Strength training will increase the...

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Trust the Process: How to Run Faster & Farther - Part 6 of Priority Pyramid for Runners

Submitted by DrJaritt on Wed, 12/05/2018 - 05:09
You may be familiar with the saying “You don’t know what you don’t know”. Whether I am giving advice to someone about lifting weights or running I never assume that person has good technique. It’s not meant to be disrespectful, I have just seen enough people run, squat, walk and breath terribly that I assume everyone needs to start at priority #1 of the pyramid. You don’t know what you don’t know, and most people don’t know that they have significant energy leaks (priority #1) and poor running form (priority #2). It isn’t until I ask them to breath diaphragmatically that they discover they...

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