Young runners are different from you and me. They have more speed. And to achieve that swiftness, they use certain leg muscles quite differently than runners past age 50 do, according to a new study of runners’ strides at different ages.
Not surprisingly, more evidence that strength training, especially as we get older, is beneficial to runners and endurance athletes. Mark Sisson, of “Mark’s Daily Apple“, elaborates further on the article and makes an even stronger case for hitting the weight room.