The science of exercise, running and strength training is all about choosing the best stress to induce the desired adaptation. The desired adaptation created by a progressive running and weight lifting routine will ultimately result in a stronger, faster and more resilient runner. Seek help from a professional strength coach or personal trainer and focus on low reps with heavy weight to maximize strength gained.
Jon-Erik Kawamoto, MSc, CSCS, is a strength and conditioning specialist and owner of JKConditioning in St. John’s, NL. He specializes in strength training runners. Find out more at jkconditioning.com.