Strength and conditioning for endurance running

Blagrove, Richard (2015) Strength and conditioning for endurance running. Crowood Press, Ramsbury. ISBN 9781847979872

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Abstract

Endurance runners and coaches have tended to neglect weight training and conditioning techniques, often in the belief that they don't benefit performance, add unwanted muscle bulk, or cause excessive soreness. But as standards at elite level have improved, so coaches and runners have become increasingly keen on learning about the latest new training techniques or ways to stay injury free. No longer does the running community view strength and conditioning with scepticism, or as something that can only benefit elite runners. In 'Strength and Conditioning for Endurance Running', Richard Blagrove shows how a strength and conditioning programme can directly improve running performance and reduce the risk of injury, as well as allowing an athlete to tolerate high volumes of running in the future.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Marathon running. Long-distance running. Weight training. Injury prevention.
Subjects: 600 Technology > 612 Human physiology
600 Technology > 613 Personal health & safety
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts; recreation > 796 Athletic & outdoor sports & games
School/Department: School of Sport, Health and Applied Science
Depositing User: Catherine O'Sullivan
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2015 13:40
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2015 13:40
URI: http://research.stmarys.ac.uk/id/eprint/905

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