Squats are a fundamental, compound exercise that EVERY female athlete benefits from working into her (their) routine regularly. From runners to footy players, squats are queen. It’s time for you to embrace your version of them.
Strength training for runners is like a black hole of information that comes with all sorts of nonsense.
Last year (2019), I began training for my first ever 25k+ (17 mile) trail run. On Saturday, I ran it, placed 15th female and 2nd in my age group.
The most common misconception among female runners/athletes is that heavy lifting will make you get big.
As a physio who works with athletes, many of which are women, teaching the hip hinge and deadlift is essential. I use it with almost every single athlete in pain. For a number of reasons. Including, that this lift, unlike many others, works basically all the things: the shoulders, back, hips, hamstrings, knees, ankles, feet.…