resistance training Tag

Despite a growing amount of research to support strength training for distance runners, the weights room still appears to be a no-go zone for a percentage of the running community. In reality, there are many ways that strength training can assist runners in taking the next step in their performance. Maximal strength has been shown to improve performance for endurance athletes, including runners. There are a number of reasons to support this, several of which are discussed below: Improved running economy A sound running economy is one of the cornerstones of running performance. In a nutshell, this means using as little energy...

Regardless of your age or life stage, the right kinds of exercises can strengthen your bone density across your life span.   Have you ever heard of the saying ‘pressure creates diamonds’? In a similar fashion, weight-bearing exercise creates bone density when it comes to preventing osteoporosis. Our bones remodel and regrow themselves when there is a stimulus from the external environment. One of the best ways to achieve this is to perform movements where our body is upright and working against gravity – think dancing, hiking, walking, climbing, tennis, netball, skipping, aerobics – anything where the body is sustaining impact. This is also...