Runner's World (UK) - - Warm-Ups | Fitness -

Pro­tect your­self from stress frac­tures by hit­ting the weights bench. A new study, pub­lished in The Jour­nal of Strength and

Con­di­tion­ing, found that re­sis­tance-trained run­ners had greater bone den­sity than trained run­ners who had done no re­sis­tance work, in­de­pen­dent of other phys­i­o­log­i­cal fac­tors such as testos­terone lev­els. The study con­cluded that run­ners should per­form re­sis­tance train­ing at least once a week to achieve greater bone den­sity. Aim for a mix of squats, dead lifts and ket­tle­bell swings, fo­cus­ing on good form and only grad­u­at­ing to heav­ier weights once your tech­nique is solid.

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