The Importance of Strength Training / by Laura Scanlon

Hey Guys,

The owner of Runners Blueprint Blog has kindly shared a very informative (infographic) post on the importance of strength training. We hope you enjoy :)

The Importance of Strength Training

If you’re serious about reaching your full athletic potential while reducing the risk of injury, you need to strength train.  And this is the case whether you swim, bike, do yoga, or, more importantly, run.

Plenty of research has found an undeniable link between strength training and overuse injury. Not only that, strengthening your running muscles can also boost your running speed, improve fatigue resistance, and help you become a more well-rounded athlete. What’s not to like.

But what kind of strength exercises you need to achieve these goals?

Fret no more. You’re in the right place.

The following infographic shares with you the seven most efficient resistance training moves to add to your workout plan. The routine can be performed two to three times per week, taking at least 48 hours of recovery between each session.

If you feel like you can do more, then do more—as long as you’re staying within your fitness skill and listening to your body the entire time. The rest is just detail.

Please feel free to leave your comments and questions in the section below.

Keep training strong.