3 reasons to strength train for a runner
3 reasons to do strenght
workouts for a runner
1. To preserve your muscular mass
As we age, we tend to lose muscle mass. At first, this is not a problem, but if you want to age well and remain independent for as long as possible, it is essential to maintain this muscle mass.
In addition, if you use walking or running as part of weight loss, it's even more important to do weight training at the same time.
Indeed, when you lose weight, you lose adipose mass (fat), but also muscle mass. It is therefore important to stimulate our muscles to keep their size in order to avoid losing muscle mass.
2. Reduce your risk of injury
Regular weight training could reduce the risk of overuse injuries by as much as 50%. This should be seriously considered!
3. Improve your performance
It may seem counterintuitive, but weight training can improve your running performance, especially by improving your running economy.
By improving your running economy, you become more efficient at running at a given speed. You'll be less out of breath and have more fun doing your sport!
Of course, the Altterre bag is ideal if you want to start working out! It is easy to store and very versatile.