One of the biggest hurdles the Physiotherapists and Osteopaths encounter at the Injury Rehab Centre in Cheltenham is convincing our patients with running injuries such as plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinopathy, knee pain or ITB syndrome is that the way for them to reduce their rate of injury AND improve their performance is to run less and do more weights in the gym.
A lot of runners have difficulty making time for the weight room or even hear the misconception that lifting weights will only hurt their performance with running. This however is proven to be untrue and there are plenty of options and routes for strength training programs such as traditional weight lifting, HIIT, and plyometric programs however it can be confusing to know which style of training is most suitable for you.
Mo Farah one of the greatest runners of all time didn’t get there by only running. He also adopts a consistent strength program
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