- Leg and hip strengthening exercises help to prevent injuries
- With the right program, your body composition will improve without making you too muscular
- Performing compound exercises such as squat and deadlifts will increase your core strength, making your running more efficient as well as protecting you lower back
- You will fun faster due to stronger leg and hip muscles pushing harder through the ground
The answer is a definite YES.
I've had new clients who have run marathons but never weight trained but after being put on my weight training program performed a lot better. Here are some of reasons why:-
These are just some of the many benefits. If you're a runner, don't just run! It's time to pick up the weights
Sam Watt - Champion personal trainer and nutrition advisor