Imagine getting to the start line having banked a solid block of training. No Niggles, no injuries holding you back.
Imagine holding your form towards the back end of the run.
Many athletes believe strength training won't make a difference in injury occurrence or it might even cause injuries. They’re wrong!
Let's set the record straight:
🔹Transformative Science on Strength Training: A groundbreaking 2014 systematic review and meta-analysis scrutinised over 26,610 athletes and 3,464 injuries. The results? Strength training plummeted sports injuries by more than two-thirds and cut down overuse injuries by nearly half. Is there any other strategy that reduces your injury risk by such a significant margin?
🔹Strength training can, in fact, boost your endurance capacity: here is a list of the benefits from science:
Faster swim, cycle and run time-trials
Improved cycling economy
Improved power (w) velocity at V̇O2max
Improved power at cycling lactate threshold (4mmoL)
Delayed time to exhaustion in cycling and running
Improved running economy
Increased peak velocity during a maximal anaerobic running test (vMART)
Improved run velocity at V̇O2max
Reduced heart rate at sub-maximal intensities
Check out this video where I break down how to implement strength for endurance sports.
If you’re still not convinced here is a what AG Champion Zsolt Dallos and Kona World Champion Athlete Mel Derickx had to say:
If you want help with your programming, check out my TriStrong Performance Program - here.