Most dedicated runners prefer to spend their time getting in mileage instead of pumping iron in the weight room. For years, in fact, there was a perception that building muscle might add bulk and actually slow runners.
Thanks to more research and a better understanding of exercise physiology, today we know that cross training can help runners improve. And it’s not all about hoisting heavy weights, but instead includes some resistance training, plyometrics and flexibility work.
Check out this introduction to Iron Strength and see what this smart cross training program did for some of the die-hard runners who also happen to be editors at Runner’s World. Full article here.