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Strength Training for Runners

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Why Runners Get Slower With Age (and How Strength Training May Help)

After age 50, runners use certain leg muscles quite differently than younger runners, a new study found. Exercises to strengthen the calf and ankle flexors may help older runners prevent injuries and increase speed.

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.

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