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Strength training is one of the best ways to help you become a stronger and faster runner. Strength training for runners has many benefits – it reduces the risk of common running injuries, improves running form and posture, and helps you run more efficiently. In these guides we’ll share tips and advice on strength training for runners, and we’ll answer key questions such as why is strength training important for runners and what is the best strength training for runners.

The ultimate 30 day strength training plan for runners

Combining running and strength training is a great way to prevent common running injuries, and improve your running form and performance.  If you’re new to strength training, then this 30 day strength training plan for runners is a simple and effective way to incorporate strength exercises into your training plan. Many runners neglect strength training …

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Strength training workouts for runners: 6 of the best workout routines

There’s no doubt that strength training workouts for runners should be an integral part of any training plan if you’re looking to become a stronger and faster runner. For many runners when they first start out, it’s all too tempting to forget about any form of exercise that isn’t running. Whilst this is fine to …

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3 hill sprint workouts to increase strength and power

Hill sprints are a great way to increase your strength and power as a runner, as well as improve your endurance, stamina and V02 Max. The fact is, running on a flat surface only gets you so far when it comes to improving strength and power.  Hill sprint workouts like the ones in this guide …

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7 of the best glute strength exercises for runners

Your glutes (otherwise known as your buttocks) are key muscles when it comes to running performance. The glutes help to extend your hips and propel you forward when you run. They also hold your pelvis level and steady, and help to keep your legs, pelvis and torso aligned. This is why it’s good to activate …

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How to get better at running without actually running 

You may be wondering how to get better at running without pounding the pavement every week. One of the best ways to get better at running is, well, to run. However, without running there are ways to improve your strength and performance through other means such as strength training and cross training.  When I first …

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Home workouts for runners: Exercises you can do in your living room 

No access to the gym? If you’re stuck at home but would like to keep up with your strength training routine, the good news is there are many exercises you can do in your living room.  Running is so much more than just running. In order to become a better runner, run faster and stronger …

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5 easy and dynamic hip flexor stretches for runners

Your hip flexors are the most important muscles in your body to keep you running strong. Hip flexors maintain mobility, stability and strength of other muscles. As such, they are key supporting muscles. For runners, your hip flexors are the main muscles to stretch and strengthen to avoid common running injuries. When your hip flexors …

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