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Strength Training for Runners

Strength training for runners is extremely important. Not only does it help improve your overall fitness, it also helps you run faster and for longer periods of time. Check out these great guides to strength training for runners.

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How Ab Workouts for Runners Work

Running exercises more than just your legs. If your stomach muscles aren't in shape, you won't be able to set your best pace. What kinds of exercises will help you strengthen those abs?


Does strength training help your heart and lungs?

Gone are the days that strength training was only for bodybuilding. Buff, macho men "maxing out" on free weights have been replaced with health nuts lifting weights to stay fit. But does strength training actually help your heart and lungs? See more »

How Ab Workouts for Runners Work

Running exercises more than just your legs. If your stomach muscles aren't in shape, you won't be able to set your best pace. What kinds of exercises will help you strengthen those abs? See more »

How Core Strength Training for Runners Works

Late-night infomercials advertising ab-strengthening rockers, loungers and workout DVDs insist that all you need are six-pack abs. But core strength training for runners goes beyond sculpting a washboard stomach. What can a strong core do for you? See more »

How Leg Workouts for Runners Work

If you're a runner, that doesn't mean you get out of exercising your legs -- strong leg muscles are especially important for runners. How do leg workouts help improve strength and stamina? See more »

How Pilates for Runners Works

Runners normally train by, well, running. You need strong legs and lungs to run well, but what about your back, chest and abs? Pilates strengthens those areas and improves endurance as well. Just one workout a week will make a huge difference. See more »

How Swim Workouts for Runners Work

Running can be brutal on muscles and joints alike. Wouldn't it be so much easier to reap all of the benefits that running offers, while avoiding all of the pain? All you have to do is hit the pool. See more »