Strength Training Workouts for Runners
Here are three workouts I created exclusively with runners in mind. These should offer plenty of variety while also helping you strengthen the muscles that are most important for runners. Try two sets of 12-15 repetitions for each exercise, and follow your workout of choice twice a week for best results. If you're new to strength training, start with the beginner's program and master the moves without added weights first, and gradually go up from there. And don't forget the warm up, cool down, and stretches!
Beginner Strength Training Workout for Runners
Intermediate Workout for Runners
Gym Workout for Runners
Strong muscles and joints are less prone to strains, pulls, and other damage, so consider strength training a part of your injury-prevention plan as much as a performance-enhancing one!
This article has been reviewed and approved by SparkPeople Coach Jen Mueller, Certified Personal Trainer.