Monday, November 5, 2007

Improve Your Running With Explosive Training

Great new research from Finland reveals that adding simple, explosive routines to running workouts can produce major gains in performance for endurance runners....

According to the article, a group or runners that replaced 1.8 hours per week of running with 3 explosive routines of sprinting, jumping (bounds, hurdle jumps, squat jumps, calf jumps), and strength training exercises (half squats, calf raises, ab curls, low back extensions, knee extension and flexion) improved their 150 meter run time by 3%. Speculating that maximal running velocity is a strong predictor of running performance, researchers are convinced that runners should be spending a little less time running and more time on these drills.

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