Are you looking to take your running to the next level?
Check out 7 free strength work for runner videos below! Advanced strength work for runners is in development!
Strength work doesn't need to be complicated!
Focus on weaknesses
Strength training for runners shouldn't be high repetition
Improvements in muscular endurance are achieved specifically by running and should not be the goal of a strength training program for distance runners. Completing endurance circuit type exercises example 3 sets of 20 reps or more has not been shown to achieve the benefits to running performance and reduced injury risk. If you’re getting your heart rate up high while performing strength work, then you’re probably not doing the right type of work.
Strength training can pay large dividends!
The right strength work can lead to:
1. Faster running performance
2. Improved running economy
3. Reduced risk of injury
Free Strength Training for runner videos
These workouts below cover all the bases you need as a runner for strength work and you can follow-along.
Pricing and Training Plans
Coming Soon in 2023!
Meet Your Coaches!
Sports ChiropractorTrack & Field Coach Dr. Brian Damhoff graduated from Lewis University with a bachelors in biology where he competed collegiately in track and field as a long jumper. He went on to earn his doctorate of chiropractic and masters in sports rehabilitation from Logan College of Chiropractic. Post-graduation, he founded Elite Performance Institute in 2013. He currently coaches high school track and field/cross country at Naperville Central High School and has been coaching high school track and field since 2009. He serves as the community coordinator of the Naperville Healthy Kids Running Series, a non-profit community-based running series, which promotes kids being active and moving in a positive manner. He is an adjunct professor at Lewis University. He served as the team chiropractor for Northern Illinois University’s track and field/cross country team from 2017-2021. He ran his first half marathon in 2019 in 2:18 and has dropped his PR down to 1:41 in just 2 years!
Sub-Elite MarathonerTrack & Field/XC Coach James Weissensel graduated from Lewis University with a bachelors in sports management where he competed collegiately in track and cross country as a distance runner. He currently coaches high school cross country and track at Beacon Academy in Evanston. Prior to coaching at Beacon Academy, James was an assistant coach for the Boys’ Track teams at Saint Ignatius College Prep School for the 2019 season and at Marist High School for the 2022 season. He works full-time as a contract sales specialist at School Health, which is the largest distributor of health supplies for schools all across the country. James actively competes in races for South Chicago Track Club and has achieved several notable performances which include times of 1:09 for the half marathon and 2:33 in the marathon!