The days of seeing resistance training as “cross-training” for runners are over. Your resistance training will be more successful if you learn to properly evaluate your body and incorporate strength work into your running season.
To make their training more well-rounded, I often tell runners to stop thinking of themselves as “runners” and start seeing themselves as “athletes who specialize on running.” The more you challenge yourself as an athlete, whether in the weight room or by taking up a new activity, the more well-rounded you’ll become.
Building a solid base is essential if you want to enjoy a lifetime of running, and it takes more than simply jogging to do so. Strength training, whether through daily body weight exercises or heavy weightlifting in the gym, can help runners better withstand the repeated stress of running and avoid injury.
This week’s podcast participant often challenges himself physically and mentally to grow as an athlete. Angelo Gingerelli, the strength and conditioning coach for the Seton Hall Pirates, has been in the industry for over two decades and has vast expertise dealing with youth, college, and professional players.
Training with Resistance Is Crucial for Endurance Athletes, Says Angelo Gingerelli
Finish Strong: Resistance Training for Endurance Athletes is a new book co-authored by Angelo Gingerelli. Angelo, though, has a less usual athletic background; he started out as a powerlifter but found a passion for running that has led to many 26.2 marathon finishes.
Angelo has a unique viewpoint on how to mix strength and conditioning with running because of his professional expertise in the industry and his own personal experience as a runner. His new book is geared on helping runners and other athletes improve their performance by utilizing the kind of training that are best tailored to their own sports.
Not only will we be discussing strength training, but we will also be discussing other topics. Angelo investigates several aspects of running that are usually overlooked, such as:
- How to use movement evaluations in your running and the history of Functional Movement Screening
- Athletes in running and other sports commonly suffer from common movement dysfunctions
- The six cornerstone routines you need to build strength and speed.
- How we may take a page out of the playbooks of collegiate athletes and realize that there is no such thing as an offseason, only times to rest and recharge strategically away from your main sport
- How do you do anti-rotation workouts, and what advantages do they provide runners?
All athletes, not just runners, may benefit from Angelo’s advice on how to periodize resistance training and actively seek out new difficulties. When we’re done talking, you’ll have some great ideas to implement in your own workouts.