Strength training for runners
Most runners know that they need to incorporate strength training as part of their running (and if you didn't you do now!) but many don't know where to start.
Train smarter, not harder
Let us take the guess work out of your training and help you to build run specific strength to improve your running speed and endurance.
You don't need to spend hours at the gym but a couple of focused strength sessions per week will build a strong foundation for your running.
bodyweight or full gym programme
develop running strength, speed and endurance
workout schedule and reminders delivered via our app
exercise demo videos
Expertise & Support
Your 30-day programme has been developed by a qualified Running Coach and L3 Personal Trainer (and avid running enthusiast) who will support you throughout your training wherever you need it. If you have questions about the exercises or need adaptions, just ask.
You can choose either a NO EQUIPMENT bodyweight option or, if you have access to a gym, choose the FULL GYM option.
Many preventable injuries are caused by a lack of strength and flexibility in key areas which can typically cause biomechanical issues in your running form. For example, many knee issues are caused by a weakness in the glutes or core muscles. This weakness can cause the hip to drop and the knee to turn in when running. When you add this up over thousands of steps, it can then lead to varying severities of knee pain.
Running typically puts 1.5 times your bodyweight through each limb with every stride. How many strides do you do in a minute? How many in a 5km? Or marathon? That's a lot of load going through your body and if it isn't strong enough to cope, you may find yourself in pain or injured.