Strength training has many benefits for runners like improved running performance, reduced risk of injuries and better health. There are many ways to get stronger and reap all of the benefits, however, not all strength training is created equal. What methods of strength training you choose will depend on your goals, lifestyle, preferences and the amount of time you can dedicate to it.
When setting up your health and fitness goals, it is essential that you figure out your “why.” We are not talking here about superficial “why” like for example “I want to lose weight.”
Before you start your health and fitness journey, it is really important to set appropriate goals and come up with a plan. This is an important process not just for fitness goals, but for other areas of your life as well like business, relationships, finances, etc. to edit.
One of the most common health/fitness goals is weight loss. There are 3 main ways to achieve this:
- Diet+ Exercise.
Besides muscle mass, there are many other factors that affect muscle strength. You might have seen people who look "weak", but when they start picking up heavy things you get surprised at how they are able to achieve such feats of strength considering the size of their muscles and body stature.