Finish Strong: Resistance Training for Endurance Athletes (Paperback)
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Whether training for a 5K or ultramarathon, all endurance athletes can benefit from some form of resistance training. This training manual, written by two leading US fitness authorities, outlines how endurance athletes can benefit from incorporating resistance training into their weekly schedule.
Finish Strong: Resistance Training for Endurance Athletes introduces the principles of resistance training to all forms of endurance athletes, such as runners, cyclists, swimmers and triathletes, in a way that will optimize their training and allow them to compete at a higher level. Most athletes realize that strength training is a vital part of a comprehensive training program, but many are unsure of where to start or how to integrate lifting weights into their already packed training schedule. This book not only gives them a starting point, but also a blueprint for how to structure training plans to maximize results and minimize injuries.
The book breaks down the importance of resistance training and strength development, and gives practical advice and training tips. Runners, swimmers, cyclists and triathletes now number in the millions, but the resources available to teach them how to integrate weight training into their programs are surprisingly limited. Finish Strong: Resistance Training for Endurance Athletes fills that void.
About the Author
Richard (RJ) Boergers is a certified athletic trainer (ATC) with an earned doctorate degree in Health Science with a concentration in Movement Science. He has had research published in many of the leading Journals in his profession. Boergers is a long-time competitive endurance athlete who considers resistance training essential to his success and well-being.
Angelo Gingerelli has worked in the strength & conditioning field for almost 20 years in the collegiate, professional and private setting. Gingerelli had competed in both Powerlifting and Olympic Weightlifting before transitioning into marathon running. This unique athletic background combined with years of practical application training collegiate swimmers and runners gives him a unique perspective as a coach and teacher.
â€śThe principles that RJ and Angelo explore in this book are critical to achieving your best performances and staying healthyâ€ť â€”Matthew Bach - Director of Endurance Athletics and IRONMAN Champion
â€śA wealth of knowledge that will help athletes easily understand the 'why, how, and when components' of strength training and help them develop strength, improve mobility, and reduce/prevent injuries. A must read!â€ť â€”Kevin Portmann â€“ 2016 IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene Champion
â€śA must have for endurance athletes looking to race stronger and injury free, this is a guide to staying in endurance sports for the long haul!â€ť â€”Kathryn Cumming, elite cyclist and coach
â€śThis book does a great job of explaining the importance of strength training for endurance athletes and how to best serve their specific needs.â€ť â€”Jack Leavitt, head swimming and diving coach, Georgetown University