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Body Weight Strength Training
I love body weight strength training. It’s not that I don’t like strength training equipment. A well equipped gym gives you a lot of valuable training tools to improve your muscular strength and endurance. It’s just that there are a few problems that I see with strength training equipment when it come to distance running training. First of all, gaining access to all that equipment means you need to go to a fitness center, commercial gym or a school gym to perform your strength training, unless you have your own fully equipped home gym. And that brings me to the second problem - cost. Building and outfitting your own home gym can run into huge costs. Strength training equipment isn’t cheap! Finally, as a distance runner, your running workouts take up a good deal of your training time. That makes it even more difficult to find time to get to the gym for your strength training sessions.
Well, I have good news. You need no strength training equipment to build up your distance running strength, only your own body weight and some simple outdoor structures. Not only is body weight strength training cheaper and more convenient, but it is also much more functional in nature. When using your own body weight you are performing strength training that engages your core muscles, uses more muscles for each exercise and is much more functional in nature. It strengthens the specific running motions that your body goes through during training and racing. Here are some tips and information on body weight strength training for distance runners. For more body weight strength training for distance runners and complete distance running strength training plans, see Bear Naked Strength Training for Distance Runners.
Body weight hip abduction exercises
Distance running specific hip abduction exercises
Strengthen your power and speed producing calf muscles
Improve the strength of your lower leg, improve your performance and prevent injury
Strengthen one of your most important running muscles using body weight only
Improve your running power and strength using body weight exercises
An excellent exercise to improve your running power and strength as well as your running economy.
Squat exercises designed for distance runners
High intensity exercises to improve your speed and power
A rookie level plyometrics plan
Build your upper body strength without a gym or equipment
Improve your performance and reduce injuries
Core strength series for distance runners
Core strength plays an important role in performance
The plank on steroids!
A core strength plan for distance runners
The forgotten plank exercise
Exercises designed around your running stride
Core strength is an important distance running attribute
Improve your distance running strength with this 12 minute workout
Should you do your running and resistance training together?
Use plyometrics for faster race times
Is single set or multiple set strength training a more efficient method for distance runners?
Do you really need strength training?
The duration of rest between sets is an important part of your strength training routine
Eight guidelines to make your strength training more efficient
Should you take your distance running strength training to failure?
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