Why You Should Be a Strong Runner
Become a strong runner. The common belief among runners is that weight lifting will create a bulky physique for them that will hinder their running. I suppose a strongman competitor’s daily 10,000-calorie consumption has nothing to do with their colossal muscular build. The truth is that size is a part of a predisposed genetic layout. A runner’s physique is usually naturally long and lean and without the large calorie intake and genetics, they will never be adding on much size.
Strength training helps to prevent injury. Would you want to be hindered by tears or sprains if you’re running competitively or recreationally? Maybe you do, I am just speculating. Injuries are not always preventable, but they can be much less likely to occur.
Soreness can be apart of a new training regimen, but will subside usually two to three days afterward. During a consistent exercise program, soreness will become much less severe as your body adapts to the training. You can decrease soreness even right after a race by strength training because it will increase blood flow to sore muscles
To become a more efficient and effective runner, add a strength-training program to it. Along with improved body composition, stronger muscles will help you endure longer runs and help prevent any injury.