THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO resistance TRAINING FOR RUNNERS
Considering the wealth of documented benefits that come with resistance training it's become readily apparent that if there's one thing a runner should do outside of running, it's strength train.
An evidence-based chapter allocated to each exercise, which outlines the rationale & benefits, specific cues, common errors, and associated progressions
Private, professionally shot, video links for every exercise covered in the guide to ensure optimal form & technique
Three, sample 12-week programs to elucidate how resistance training interfaces with training for runners & triathletes
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As clinician-coaches, who specialize in working with endurance athletes across the injury to performance spectrum, we quickly realized that there was a void in terms of having a go-to resource to help runners learn & apply the fundamentals & principle of resistance training. Recognizing this, we took it upon ourselves to create a comprehensive guide to help runners & triathletes, Irrespective of background or experience, incorporate resistance training by giving you clarity on the "Why" & "How."
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Chris Johnson is a Seattle based physical therapist, performance coach, international speaker, and multiple-time Kona qualifier. He graduated from the University of Delaware (UD) as a scholar-athlete and was the captain of the Men's tennis team during his senior year. He remained at UD to earn his master's degree before relocating to New York City to accept a position at the world-renowned Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine & Athletic Trauma (NISMAT). He currently resides with his wife & two kids in Seattle and the founder/director of Zeren PT LLC, which provides physical therapy and performance coaching for endurance athletes.
Nathan Carlson received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University and currently practices in Kansas City. Since completing his degree, his clinical practice has focused on the management of both healthy and injured runners. He currently owns and operates RunningMateKC.com and works with endurance athletes of all ages and ability levels from Olympic hopefuls to recreational runners. Nathan also provides consultation services for multiple local high schools on injury prevention and performance enhancement and is on staff at UMKC. He combines both current research as well as his experience working with runners to offer the most complete patient care in the Kansas City area.
Joel completed his undergraduate training at Concordia University, Nebraska where he received a bachelor of science with honors in cellular and molecular biology and chemistry. He competed as a 4-year scholar athlete with both men’s soccer and indoor/outdoor track and field. He pursued a doctorate in physical therapy at Creighton University, where he served in various leadership and mentorship roles both at the university and professional level.
Clinically, he has directed and engaged in physical therapy services in out-patient settings focused on orthopedics, sports, work rehabilitation and occupational health and wellness, neurotrauma, and chronic pain. He has been an instructor and invited lecturer within the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Wayne State University and is currently a core faculty at Methodist University.