Our sponsor, Dubbo Specialist and Rehabilitation Centre would like to share with you this advice regarding the benefits of strength training.

MYTH:  Strength training impedes endurance running performance

FACT:  Strength training has MANY benefits for endurance runners

Benefits of Strength Training:        

Decreased running related risk of injuries

Improved running economy making you a more efficient and powerful runner.

To have a strong core or powerhouse making a more efficient, better form and more fluid running                                                      

Exercise examples

Squats, lunges, step ups, deadlifts, power clean

Pushups. Plank. Russian twist. back extension.  Fitball jack knife

Fitball leg curls. Pelvic bridge, Russian hamstring

Bosu ball stability and balance exercises

Many runners struggle with the thought of losing a run set by doing a strength set, however research shows that if you run train 80% and 20% strength train you will reach significant gains to improve run performance and efficiency.

This can be achieved in 2 x 30 minute sessions per week or 5-10 minute mini sessions incorporated into the weekly training cycle.

Take home message: Strength training WILL improve endurance runners’ efficiency and ultimately improve their running performance.

Come and make an appt with our Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists Lisa and Jen at Dubbo Physiotherapy on 68851696