This Run Coach’s Leg Workout For Runners Builds Speed And Prevents Injury

Bulgarian Split Squat exercise using home stairs

No matter how many years you’ve been running, how fast or slow you run, strength training should be a regular part of any runner’s training. Even if you don’t care about quicker times, strength training for runners can keep you doing what you love—running. 

“Injury prevention is a key benefit of incorporating strength training into your running routine,” says Jake Dearden, athlete and head coach at Represent 247, the run club of Represent Clothing. “It addresses muscle imbalances and weaknesses, effectively lowering the risk of common running injuries like shin splints, IT band syndrome and stress fractures.

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