5 Rules For Effective Strength Training

Squats are a great way for runners to build lower body and core strength. Photo: www.shutterstock.com

Adjust Along The Way

Remember that even the most well-developed strength training routine requires regular adjustments. The best way to tweak your workout routine is to constantly monitor how you feel by recording performances and effort levels in your running log. If you experience a dip in performance that lasts longer than a few days, it might be time to back off while your body adapts to the new stimulus.

By reducing risk of injury and improving performance, strength training can be a valuable addition for any runner. Most importantly, runners should remember that the additional work is meant to support their current routine, not replace it. Implement the new exercises slowly for the biggest return and least risk of injury or overtraining along the way.

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