>Cross Training>Strengthening Program for Injury Prevention
I am looking for advice on a general strenghtening program to build my bodies resistance to injury in hopes of tackling more mileage in the future.
Does anyone have any recommendations? Any good books or websites on the topic?
(and the rest of the book ain't so bad either... though it might be an overkill purchase if you aren't focused on advancing your marathoning)
Puttin' on the foil
This is a great program. It's designed with triathletes in mind, but most of the exercises will help with running performance and injury prevention. Don't forget to include some core (abs, butt and hips (abduction and adduction).
Including the following will help too:
The process is the goal.
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Prince of Fatness
Chapter 4 of the 2nd edition of Advanced Marathoning by Pfitzinger/Douglas has some great stuff.
I bought this book for this very content.When you can run injury free, the overkill purchase seems to pale in comparison to the alternative. I dropped 20 bucks in change through my sofa cushions last quarter...the book price isn't bad at all.
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Thanks to all for the great feedback. (I expected no less ) I am looking forward to incorporating into my weekly schedule and this will definitely get me started.
True, 20 bucks is nothing. I have heard alot of buzz about 'Advanced Marathoning by Pfitzinger/Douglas' so I am ready to make the splurge. Better than paying to see the doctor, I figure.
Here's another option.
I am enjoying these exercises and I am finding they are alot harder than they sound. My balance and supporting muscles are not what they could be. I know this is a direct result of my lifestyle and the basic lack of any supplemental exercises...... Sit in office chair, run, sleep, repeat......... I am definitely missing the no-thought benefits of participating in a variety of sports which seem to be few and far between these days.
I was experiencing some minor knee pain which has been bothering me for a week or so. Amazingly, after my first round of the exercises, I am finding that my knee pain has all but subsided. I am not sure if it sparked my muscles to life or what? But I am certainly welcoming the results.
Barefoot and happy
"He conquers who endures" - Persius "Every workout should have a purpose. Every purpose should link back to achieving a training objective." - Spaniel