March 4, 2014 by peoriaadventurebootcamp
2. More Efficient Running Form – Fixing these muscle imbalances and strengthening your core will help improve your overall running form. This, in turn, will lead to a greater efficiency in running. Running will just feel easier.
3. Core Strength – The core strength you will develop from performing traditional strength training exercises, such as, squats, push ups, lunges, deadlifts, pull ups, and planks will also help running feel easier. It will help prevent back pain and improve the transfer of power from your arms to your legs.
4. Decrease Body Fat – Strength training will help you salvage muscle that is being burned off in an endurance program. Therefore, you will have more lean mass, which leads to a higher metabolism, then leads to less body fat. This will make you lighter on your feet and add to your speed.
Remember, always incorporate strength training into your endurance training program. It is not a part of your training that you want to neglect. This will lead to an even happier, healthier, life long endurance athlete!