5 Rules For Effective Strength Training

  • By Jeremey Duvall, M.S., CPT
  • Published Aug. 14, 2013
  • Updated Aug. 15, 2013 at 8:13 AM UTC
Squats are a great way for runners to build lower body and core strength. Photo:

Learn how to set up a strength training schedule that complements and improves your running.

Strength training is an often-neglected aspect for many runners. Between all of the various runs during the week, coupled with the need for proper recovery, fitting in some squats and push-ups can prove to be daunting.

However, the right strength training program should fit seamlessly into a running routine. In reality, the two should support one another instead of compete for time. Follow the steps below to create your own strength training routine that elevates your running performance and decreases risk of injury without taking away your time spent on the roads.

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