Should Marathon Runners Lift Weights | Part 1

Should marathon runners lift weights? In this part 1 we explore the common arguments against lifting weights: • You’ll bulk up. • It takes up too much time. • It can be dangerous and sketchy. ………and IT’S NOT RUNNING. We also explore why you SHOULD consider lifting weights and what it can do for your marathon training: • Improve force production & power output for faster running. • Increase your running economy (i.e. efficiency through better running form). • Bolster and strengthen your joints and muscles. • And more. But…

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Should Marathon Runners Lift Weights | Part 1

Should marathon runners lift weights? In this part 1 we explore the common arguments against lifting weights: • You’ll bulk up. • It takes up too much time. • It can be dangerous and sketchy. ………and IT’S NOT RUNNING. We also explore why you SHOULD consider lifting weights and what it can do for your marathon training: • Improve force production & power output for faster running. • Increase your running economy (i.e. efficiency through better running form). • Bolster and strengthen your joints and muscles. • And more. But…

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