A new podcast is up at Trail Runner Nation. We discuss Principles III and IV of the Sock Doc Training Principles: strength training for endurance athletes, Crossfit (the good and the bad aspects), MovNat, and how to recover and rest efficiently. Check it out!
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Regarding strength training: I use to work out on the weights as I enjoyed the workouts and it really helped with my downhill skiing. In particular doing leg presses with very heavy weights and few reps. Built up a lot of strength with that for edging at high speeds. However once I started with the aerobic only training I gave that up and have been working on building my aerobic engine. Since I’m still making progress there I haven’t taken it back up and my plan has been whenever I do plateau to pick back up with weight training. I will be listening to your podcast, does it speak to if my plan is a good one? If not what do you suggest? Thanks!
Sock Doc says
Well you gotta listen to the podcast before you ask a question! But the answer is already in the Sock Doc Training Principles – specifically #3.
Okay..okay I’ll listen I succumbed to being lazy. Thanks for all you do.