Runners are often as nervous about the weight room as they are about taking a day off. Fear of injury, confusion at what to do, and the nerves of pumping iron next to a bunch of meatheads with protein shakers keep them relegated to the “core” area with body weight and bands. They’re also deathly afraid of putting on weight. Maybe bulking up our runners should be the goal?
Mastering the Runner’s Glute Medius
Runners talk about their butt more than any other muscle in the body. Normally, these are frustrated runners airing grievances against a poorly performing posterior. Today, we are covering the the lateral hip, specifically the glutes. We talked about the glute max in part II and will be focusing on the other glutes muscles that make up our glute trio. …
How Do I Develop Strong Bones (Video)?
Optimizing bone health for runners is key. Lifting weights is really good for our skeleton. Coordinating lifting and running can be a challenge. This video highlights a key principle you NEED to know when combining the two. Coffee anyone?
The Easiest Strength Plan You’ve Ever Seen
We complicate combing distance running and strength training. Let me give you a simple progression to ease your mind and get you strong.
Back Squats for Bone Health
Squats are tough. They are also vital for strong running bones. Check out the three crucial squat variations I have runners master.
Why I Don’t Use Swings with Runners
Kettlebell swings are a great exercise. There are a few reasons I don’t perform them with runners.
What Muscles Should I Use When I Run? (VIDEO)
Am I using the right muscles when you run? Check out my newest video where we go over what muscles are the most important when we run, what muscles get overemphasized and how to make sure you are targeting these areas with your strength programming.