Strength and Conditioning for Adolescent Endurance Runners

Richard Blagrove, Louis P. Howe, Glyn Howatson, Philip R. Hayes

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For the adolescent athlete who chooses to specialize in endurance running, strength and conditioning (S&C) activities provide a means of enhancing several important determinants of performance and may reduce the risk of overuse injury. It is recommended that adolescent endurance runners include at least two S&C sessions per week that comprise of movement skills training, plyometric and sprint training, resistance training, plus exercises designed to target specific tissues that are vulnerable to injury. This article describes how these modalities of training can be integrated into the routine of adolescent endurance runners.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-11
Number of pages10
JournalStrength and Conditioning Journal
Issue number1
Early online date5 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2020


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