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Weight Training for Running : The Ultimate Guide



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Cardinal Pub Group


Weight Training for Running is the most comprehensive and up-to-date running-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of nearly 100 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by runners worldwide. This book features year-round running-specific weight-training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results. No other running book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book enables runners of all skill levels to increase their endurance, stamina, speed and strength. By following the programs contained in this book, you will no longer run out of gas before the race is over, but instead you will be able to sprint at record paces until the finish line. Both beginners and advanced athletes and weight trainers can follow this book and utilize its programs.

Author Biography

Rob Price is a first class certified personal trainer and a former fitness consultant at the University of Wisconsin. He is a national weight lifting champion and state bench press record holder who has been featured in newspapers and magazines all over the world, including the USA Today, for his sports-training expertise. Rob is a contributing author to Golf Fitness Magazine, Swimmer's World Magazine, US Bowler Magazine, and OnFitness magazine and is the founder and head trainer of's e-Training service. In addition to being an internationally recognized fitness expert, Rob also holds a Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University where he was honored as one of ten Moritz Scholars.

Table of Contents

Bunning-Specific Training
Introductionp. 1
Off-season Trainingp. 2
In-season Trainingp. 8
Bodyweight Exercises and Cardio Drills for Runnersp. 10
Top 10 Running Drills or Exercisesp. 14
Getting Startedp. 19
Warming Upp. 21
Cooling Downp. 22
Absp. 23
Stretchingp. 33
Foam Rollingp. 39
Proper Formp. 45
Proper Breathingp. 46
Recommended Exercisesp. 47
Substituting Similar Exercisesp. 49
Upper Body Exercisesp. 50
Chest Exercisesp. 51
Back (Lats) Exercisesp. 61
Shoulders Exercisesp. 68
Arm Exercisesp. 79
Triceps Exercisesp. 80
Biceps/Forearms Exercisesp. 87
Lower Body Exercisesp. 94
Legs Exercisesp. 95
The Necessitiesp. 105
Perfecting Your Techniquep. 107
Estimating Your One-Rep Maxp. 108
The Different Folks, Different Strokes Principlep. 115
Overtraining and Stalenessp. 116
The Declaration of Variationp. 118
Muscle Fibersp. 120
Training Techniquesp. 121
When to Increasep. 125
Safety Remindersp. 132
Record Keepingp. 134
Test Yourselfp. 137
Conclusionp. 137
Supplemental4-Week Programsp. 139
Endurance/Stamina/Fat-burning Programsp. 141
General Fitness/Power Programsp. 153
Strength Programsp. 165
Indexp. 178ÿþ
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