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Distance Runners Lifting Weights
11-19-2010, 01:45 PM (This post was last modified: 11-19-2010 02:05 PM by jscoach76.)
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Distance Runners Lifting Weights
Question: What type of weight program do you have your distance runners do during the winter months? Light Weight/High Rep, High Weight/Light Rep, nothing about all? What are your philosophies?
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11-19-2010, 01:48 PM
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RE: Distance Runners Lifting Weights
My coaches have me do light weight/high rep. As a distance runner I don't want to get bulky. I've heard nothing at all is fine too, but I think something is better than nothing.
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11-19-2010, 11:34 PM
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RE: Distance Runners Lifting Weights
Nothing isn't better or acceptable if you want to be good imho. My experience suggests that the weight you can lift 10-20 times comfortably with reps is about right for distance runners. I am happy to hear from others what they think as well. I feel that strength of finish comes in many cases from a solid upper body -- and of course always do your core to prevent injuries.
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11-24-2010, 04:06 PM (This post was last modified: 11-24-2010 05:50 PM by DonP.)
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RE: Distance Runners Lifting Weights
(11-19-2010 11:34 PM)DonP Wrote:  Nothing isn't better or acceptable if you want to be good imho. My experience suggests that the weight you can lift 10-20 times comfortably with reps is about right for distance runners. I am happy to hear from others what they think as well. I feel that strength of finish comes in many cases from a solid upper body -- and of course always do your core to prevent injuries.


I agree - something is way better than nothing. I encourage my girls and boys to lift especially in the winter if they are not doing another sport.
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