Strength Training for Endurance Athletes Essay by Chrismcl

Strength Training for Endurance Athletes
An analysis of strength training and the benefits of endurance for athletes.
# 65872 | 2,150 words | 15 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on May 22, 2006 in Medical and Health (Nutrition and Exercise) , Sport (General)

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This paper discusses how to bio-mechanically improve running performance and the important role of strength training in this endeavor. The author also references relevant research studies, which indicate that endurance athletes can benefit from strength training programs.

From the Paper:

"When one thinks of endurance athletes, they typically think of a Kenyan marathon runner or an Ironman Triathlete. While these images are undoubtedly "low-fat," they certainly not considered heavily muscled power athletes. Similarly, one doesn't think of an endurance athlete's training consisting of "hitting the weights" three to four times a week. Recent research has confirmed that an endurance athlete who is optimally strength-trained has a distinct competitive advantage compared to the athlete who trains only for endurance."

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