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Strength Training

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Question

I was wondering I should be incorporating some sort of a weight training program into my weekly workouts to help improve my running? And If so what would be a good program to get me started with strength training?

Answer

The great thing about running is that it can be as simple or as complicated as you want it! I support the use of light weights to build strength for distance running. Flys, Lat Pulls, Bench Press and anything that helps build strength in the upper torso and shoulders to help drive the arms is a positive addition. Push ups, Crunches, Burpees, Bicycle kicks and other exercises that build up your core are always helpful in building strength and reduce injury. You want to become strong but not bulk up. Good luck...

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