Christopher Johnson con Running on Resistance: A Guide to Strength Training for Runners (English Edition)Running has a specific and predictable set of performance demands. Aside from its repetitive nature, running is a midrange, low level plyometric activity that involves bounding from one leg to the next in a balanced manner. It also forms the basis of many team sports. Despite the seemingly innocuous nature of running, a relatively high incidence of running related injuries (RRIs) has been documented in the literature.
Despite a high incidence of running related injuries, preparing runners for healthy training should not be such a mystery. This text aims to share several exercises and associated variations while providing a window into how we approach programming resistance training (RT) for runners and triathletes. We specifically delve into exercise selection and prescription from a rationale and programming standpoint in addition to cueing considerations. To accomplish this, we’ve drawn from the best available medical and performance related literature, communication with experts in the field, and our combined experience as physical therapists, endurance athletes, and coaches, who have worked with athletes of all ages and abilities across the injury to performance spectrum.
Whether you are an athlete or clinician looking to enhance your understanding of exercise prescription and strength training for runners we know this will prove to be an invaluable resource in your endurance pursuits. Onward!