Thursday, September 9, 2021

A Runner's Basic Strength Training Plan

I was at the Y today, trying to get in some strength training. Listen, you stand out when you are lifting hardly anything and everyone else is lifting a ton of weights. Builds character. In the end I finished my routine in about an hour. For you running nerds out there, here's my strength training plan. I usually do 5 sets for each exercise.

  • Palms-up wrist curl.
  • Bicep curls.
  • Concentration curls.
  • Bench press.
  • Lateral raise.
  • Military press.
  • Hammer curl. 
  • Standing dumbbell row.
  • Lat pull down.

The goal is not to look like the Incredible Hulk. It's to build lean muscle tissue that will help you in your running. Just as importantly, a strong upper body will help you maintain your form as you add miles. I try to include strength training in my schedule twice a week.  

How about you?