Strength Training for Runners
Strength training for runners is extremely important. Not only does it help improve your overall fitness, it also helps you run faster and for longer periods of time. Check out these great guides to strength training for runners.
Top 10 Training Tips for a 5k
How Advanced 5K Training Works
How Intermediate 5K Training Works
How Advanced 10K Training Works
How to Train for Your First Marathon
What's happening when you get a second wind?
Is it possible to run a marathon backward?
How Barefoot Running Shoes Work
10 Tips for Maintaining Your Motivation to Run
5 Tips for Motivation to Start Running
How Hitting the Wall Works
How Bungee Speed Training Works
How Circuit Training Works
How Interval Training Works
Gone are the days that strength training was only for bodybuilding. Buff, macho men "maxing out" on free weights have been replaced with health nuts lifting weights to stay fit. But does strength training actually help your heart and lungs?
By Sara Novak
Running exercises more than just your legs. If your stomach muscles aren't in shape, you won't be able to set your best pace. What kinds of exercises will help you strengthen those abs?
By Nathan Chandler
Late-night infomercials advertising ab-strengthening rockers, loungers and workout DVDs insist that all you need are six-pack abs. But core strength training for runners goes beyond sculpting a washboard stomach. What can a strong core do for you?
By Victoria Vogt
If you're a runner, that doesn't mean you get out of exercising your legs -- strong leg muscles are especially important for runners. How do leg workouts help improve strength and stamina?
By John Kelly
Runners normally train by, well, running. You need strong legs and lungs to run well, but what about your back, chest and abs? Pilates strengthens those areas and improves endurance as well. Just one workout a week will make a huge difference.
By Ed Grabianowski
Running can be brutal on muscles and joints alike. Wouldn't it be so much easier to reap all of the benefits that running offers, while avoiding all of the pain? All you have to do is hit the pool.
By Dave Roos