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Does running build leg muscle? 4 muscle-building workouts for runners

You’re not alone if you’re wondering: “Does running build leg muscle?” or “Does running build or break down muscle?” The fact is stronger legs help to boost running performance, delay tiredness and fatigue and boost your running confidence.  So working on and building your strength as a runner is essential.  The good news is that …

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How many days a week should I work out? 4 game-changing workout routines for runners 

“How many days a week should I work out?” This is a common question from runners looking to improve their strength and build muscle. There’s no doubt that strength training has many benefits for runners.  Unfortunately, the injury rate in the running community remains pretty high – with common overuse injuries like runner’s knee and …

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The ultimate 14 day strength training plan for runners

Strength training is a must for any runner looking to stay healthy and strong and prevent common running injuries. If you’re new to strength training, then this 14 day strength training plan for runners will provide you with a framework to include strength training exercises into your training routine. Many new runners neglect strength training …

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Is running in place effective? Benefits + 3 sample workouts

Running in place is seen by many as an effective workout to do before a run or as part of a standalone workout. You may already be familiar with running in place when you do high knee agility drills as part of a warm up. Running in place is a great way to improve your fitness …

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Running with a weight vest: 11 benefits + do’s and don’ts

If you’re ready to take your training to the next level then running with a weight vest may just be for you. There are many benefits to running with a weight vest. Not only does it make your muscles stronger, it improves your form and posture and improves your running speed and performance. But where …

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The ultimate 30 day workout challenge for runners

A home workout is a great alternative to an outdoors run or a gym workout, especially if the weather isn’t looking that great, or you’re having to isolate yourself at home. This is where a 30 day workout challenge for runners comes in handy. Home workouts are so versatile because they can be done at …

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The ultimate 30 day strength training plan for runners

Combining running and strength training is a great way to prevent common running injuries. It’s also essential to improve your running form, efficiency 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 exercise routine. Many …

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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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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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