Strength training for runners

A regular strength routine helps build more robust movement systems. It creates changes throughout your body, including: improved nervous system functioning and muscle/tendon biology. This means that you can adapt better to variations in load, which might be more hill running, increasing kilometres or adding speed work. This all helps to improve your running efficiency and performance.

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Dave Moen
How to run uphill

Running uphill needs a different technique to flat running. There are two key differences.

First, you will take shorter strides. You want most of your power to come from pushing down and back. This works best when you put your foot down underneath you or just in front of your body. 

Second, you will naturally land more towards a forefoot strike. The slope of the hill makes this happen, you don’t need to change your foot angle. 

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RunningDave Moen
Do it different

Trialling a new way fertilises discovery. You might find a better way. Or you might fail. But you will only know if you give it a go.

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Dave Moen
Forearm flexibility for climbers

Climbing builds exceptional strength through the arms and fingers.

If you increase your climbing load (actual climbing or training) your finger muscles will adapt. They will become stronger and more suited to climbing. You will find yourself moving more easily. As you become stronger your climbing muscles may become tighter. 

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ClimbingDave Moen