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If my VO2 Max is quite good why am not getting results ?

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Apr 2016
2:47pm, 19 Apr 2016
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SODIron © 2002
I'm a huge advocate of strength training....it really helps in all sports, including endurance based events. The benefits are many fold:

* Optimises the bodies force, power and velocity capabilities specific for the athletes and event.
* Improves running economy and neuromuscular characteristics.
* Ensure better movement, higher force producing capabilities and more velocity.

If done correctly also reduces the likelihood of injury and addresses muscular imbalances.
Apr 2016
9:26pm, 19 Apr 2016
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Hills of Death (HOD)
That's lots of long words there but I went circuits last night did speedwork tonight and in the words of my 3 year old ' I'm strong'
Apr 2016
9:05am, 20 Apr 2016
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SODIron © 2002
You may be strong but could you be stronger?

Any athlete who wants to achieve their best performances and wants to become a more robust athlete who can handle a higher volume of training without breaking down will need to include strength and conditioning.

Whilst a traditional circuits class is better than nothing a more targeted strength & conditioning programme would be beneficial for runners. The programme needs to address the *individuals* own imbalances and weaknesses, flexibility (ROM) and provide a solid progression moving through the key phases (Conditioning > Hypertrophy > Strength Endurance > Power > Max Strength).

You can pretty much guarantee that any athlete who successfully goes through this will become a better endurance beast, will dramatically reduce their likelihood of injury and, as a consequence will be able to undergo an increased training volume.
Apr 2016
10:59am, 20 Apr 2016
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Hills of Death (HOD)
Always mate.

Circuits will start to be part of my norm I think plus try and do some planks.

We do Squats, Lunges, Upper Body etc its all good stuff

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I guess the obvious answer is weight I'm down from 13 stone to 11.13 with more to come off.

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