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Resistance Training for Runners

Postby almiratanner » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:18 am

What type of strength/resistance/lifting do you guys do? When? How often?

Right now, I've been doing a 5x5 program from stronglifts while training for a half-marathon. Is this a bad idea? I like doing the program, but I don't want it to hinder my running progress. I lift Tues/Fri/Sun, do a short recovery run on Mon, medium runs Tues/Thurs, long runs on Saturday, and might do some biking on Wed/Fri.
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Re: Resistance Training for Runners

Postby runner » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:25 am

1 jumping in sand (two leggs, triple jump,...)
2 weights
3 ground excersices
4 more for sprinters but we did this one time running with belt and car tire.

usually one or two times a week.
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Re: Resistance Training for Runners

Postby KjKranz » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:21 pm

Once or twice a week I will do a core workout. Otherwise maybe once every week or two for the heck of it I may do a full body workout after my last run of the week with high reps for a bit of strengthening.

I don't know what a 5X5 program from stronglifts is, but I doubt it's helping training for a half marathon.
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Re: Resistance Training for Runners

Postby almiratanner » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:56 am

Thanks for the advice. It would seem strange to me to be doing so little lifting, but I guess I don't want to tire myself out for my running.

The 5x5 program is 5 sets of 5 reps for either (the dips, pullups, plank, and crunches just go to failure though; and, only one set of five for the deadlifts)
A) Squats, Bench, Bentover Rows, Dips, Reverse Crunches
B) Squats, OH Press, Deadlift, Pull/Chin Ups, Plank

So, one week is ABA and the next is BAB
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Re: Resistance Training for Runners

Postby KjKranz » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:36 pm

I would say that in not helping your running. Perhaps it maybe improving your resistance to injury, however doing some high rep stuff would probably do a great job as well while improving the endurance of the muscles at the same time.

With the injury prevention, the glute muscle is actually a great indicator of how likely you are to get injured, or how fast you are to recover from one.
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