Using weights to aid training
Does anyone have any tips or guidlines for using weights to help running training? At this stage i have purchased dumbells and just wondered if there was some good exercises to aid running?
Thanks for your help
If you have a swiss ball
How good are your Googling skills I can explain in more detail if you can't find them online, just give me a nudge. All can specifically help stabilise and strengthen the body for running.
Tom. wrote (see)
Weights to help running training...... It depends on what distance your running and at what level your competing If you're a health and fitness 10k/HM runner looking to improve then spend the time running more miles. if your an ambitious MD runner looking to significantly improve your 800m/1500m times then its worthwhile spending sometime on weights. Try reading "Training Distance Runners" by Coe and Martin....forward by Seb Coe.
But if the body hasn't got strength and stability, running speed can be compromised despite miles in the bank...
Thoroughly agree KK, and that goes double for "older" runners.
Ok great thanks,
Run 10k and halfs mainly.
I have found some bits on google.
squats are the runners best friend i started squatting with a barbel on my back 3 months ago and I felt all the niggles of running disappear and i havent had any again, squatting 65kg now and feel great!
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