โ€œWe knew we could run in the mud because of our strength training,โ€ reported by Coach Keith Andrew who led his high school boys cross country team to a 2006 Nike Team Nationals on a very waterlogged Portland course. (4) Often times, strength training is feared in the world of distance running. Well, I'm here today to bust that myth! Let's dive into the importance of resistance training, specifically using plyometrics as a way to further develop as a runner. Keep reading to find the plyometric exercises for distance runners you didn't even know you needed.

You probably have been told that you donโ€™t spend enough time stretching. Whether it was by a coach, a physical therapist, or a doctor; youโ€™ve probably heard that you could have prevented an injury by stretching more. You may have also been told that if you donโ€™t start stretching more, you will get hurt again! Like most people, you probably took the time to go through a full stretching routine before your next couple of workouts but slowly returned to your old habit of not stretching. Well, I am here with some good news: you donโ€™t need to spend more time stretching! This probably comes as a shock to a lot of you, so letโ€™s tackle the myths behind the benefits of stretching one by one, ultimately helping you answer the question, "How much do I need to stretch?".

Getting your body ready for the activity you are about to perform is of utmost importance. If you go into an activity "cold", typically performance goes down and injury risk goes up! Looking for the absolute best dynamic warmup before your workout? Look no further! In this article, we have got you covered. We touch on the best warm ups for squats, general exercise, and even golf!