Weight-Lifting Benefits in Strength Training

weightlifting-benefits-for-runnersWeight lifting builds the muscle mass that runners often worry about losing. It also helps you run longer, harder, and faster by increasing performance through muscle growth. Research has shown that runners, who typically run long distances, have improvements in running economy, take longer to reach exhaustion, and experience improved neuromuscular coordination. This last piece is important because it helps increase speed, while also preventing injury.