If you’re an endurance athlete of any kind, strength training can be incredibly beneficial. It can improve your balance, stability, strength, power, and resilience to injury. In the process, it can also improve your posture and proprioception (knowing where your body is in relation to space). With a stronger body, you can be less prone to injury, can be more efficient in your sport, and you can tolerate greater demands being placed on your body through your sport. However, all too often, strength training workouts on social media are complex and can be intimidating, especially if you are not used to strength training to begin with. This overwhelm can lead to frustration, causing you to avoid strength training altogether. Let’s change this.
Starting to plan your offseason training? Or maybe you're thinking about adding strength training throughout the year to increase power and reduce the risk of injury. Either way, endurance athletes need to focus on the basics to get the most benefit from their workouts.