Increase running performance and lay the ground for your ability to build muscular endurance with our 14 strength exercises for runners.
For you, as an endurance runner, strength training is paramount. So why is that?
Well, run performance is the result of stride frequency, stride length…and force. Where force is your ability to accelerate yourself in the desired direction.
Also, strength is one of two abilities required to develop the much needed muscular endurance. That is the combination of strength and endurance.
Although you get some of the strength by your actual running, you can only develop true force through a dedicated strength training program.
Running strength know-how
4 weeks of running strength
Given the need for a complementary conditioning routine to improve your running, we have combined the below strength exercises for runners in a 4-week workout cycle.
Also, when running, you need a stable and supporting core to maintain a good posture. If you succeed in this, it results in better breathing and a more efficient running step. Therefore, consider including our core program in your training.
Strength exercises for runners
In our exercises, we use resistance bands of different strength. It makes it perfect for home workouts or strength training on the go. However, if you have access to a gym, then you alter the resistance band with the equipment at the gym.
To vary the workload, we recommend a light, medium, and heavy resistance band.