There are so many types of training sessions available to runners. But most of us have never tried Metcon workouts – so Dr. Mike Young is here to explain them for us.
Can you imagine a football player who did no strength training? It’s hard to imagine. But for some reason, many runners think it’s perfectly fine to skip their own strength work.
Improvement can be a fickle phenomenon. Sometimes you get a lot faster, seemingly out of nowhere! But often you struggle for months without a single sign of progress.
Studying different sports and disciplines is a great way to develop your understanding of running. The commonalities and underlying principles are often universal.
Coaching allows me to change people’s mindset and even their bodies through running and lifting. These transformations are the most rewarding part of being a coach.
It’s no surprise that running gets harder as you get older. Recovery is slower, VO² max is lower, and injury risks are more numerous. How can the older runner keep running strong – and healthy?
There’s nothing sadder than the face of a runner sitting on the sidelines watching the world of runners go by. Yet high percentages of runners—from 37 percent to 56 percent—deal with injury on an annual basis.
If there’s one exercise that’s perfect for runners, it’s the squat. But should we squat only one way? Can we use different types of squats to get even stronger?
I love runners who want to improve. They’re learning animals, always vacuuming up knowledge about this great sport.
2018 is the Year of Strength and we’re discovering what it means to be a strong, powerful runner (spoiler: it’s achievable!).
Over the last few weeks, I’ve fielded hundreds of lifting questions from runners who all want to know, “How do I lift the right way?”
The Year of Strength has taught us that lifting weights is critical for runners. It’s not cross-training – it’s just training.
The Year of Strength is already one of our most popular – because it’s clear that runners truly value being strong.
Have you ever started something new and made yourself feel silly? I wore basketball shoes to cross country practice, so I know the feeling…
Are you surprised that I don’t consider strength training cross-training for runners? It’s just training!
I’m ready to make 2018 your best year of running ever. Will you join me and take the next step with your training?
Fast runners have one thing in common: they produce a lot of force, meaning they’re capable of strong muscular contractions.
Is it surprising that I don’t think strength workouts are cross-training? Rather, strength work is just part of your training as a runner.
Being a runner has a special side-benefit: all that training makes you feel strong, powerful, and alive!
If you were a baseball pitcher, would you prevent shoulder injuries by pitching with your arm in a cast?