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Tagged: Strength training

Research points to a significant role for strength training in helping you avoid injury and improve your running performances. The posts below examine the evidence and show you how to go about taking advantage of this secret runner’s tool.

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    The new recipe for knee injury prevention?

    Knee injuries come in many shapes and forms. For many athletes, including countless recreational runners, enemy number 1 is the ACL tear. The ACL – the anterior cruciate ligament – is a critical stabiliser of the knee...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • The 4 Secrets To Injury-Free Running
    The 4 Secrets To Injury-Free Running

    Why are runners so prone to injury? The answer’s simple, writes Jason Fitzgerald. It’s just two basic things. And the cure? Well, that’s not too complicated either. Four simple steps that any runner can take. A recipe...

    • Posted June 13, 2014
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  • 153 Seconds of Running Injury Prevention
    153 Seconds of Running Injury Prevention

    With a nod to runners preparing for upcoming marathons, Paul Hobrough and Mike Antoniades offer their thoughts on strengthening your muscles and avoiding injury. (There’s also a nod the importance of hydration in injury prevention, but hey...

    • Posted June 5, 2014
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  • Cross Training for Runners
    Circuit Training for Runners

    When it comes to strength training to improve resistance to injury, most runners recognise the importance. But with countless alternative routines available, the challenge is this: where on earth do you start? The RunnersConnect Circuit Training Workout...

    • Posted May 31, 2014
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    How to avoid injury through strength training

    Amby Burfoot of Runner’s World reports on new research published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. The paper suggests the importance of exercises that specifically strengthen hamstring muscles. One of the key findings in the...

    • Posted May 24, 2014
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