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Resistance Training for Distance Running: A Brief Update

Jones Paul MSc CSCS; Bampouras, Theodoros M. MSc
Strength & Conditioning Journal: February 2007
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The positive effects of resistance training on distance-running performance through enhanced running economy are well established. However, few practical recommendations exist to aid coaches in planning resistance training to supplement a distance-running program. This article reviews literature in this area and offers practical applications for the athletics coach.

Paul Jones is a lecturer in sports science at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire, United Kingdom.

Theodoros M. Bampouras is a senior lecturer in coaching science at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire, United Kingdom.

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