This piece was written by Amanda Loudin, an endurance journalist that writes a regular column for Strength Running. She pulled in a physical therapist to make this a compelling, no-nonsense piece for runners looking to add strength work to their training
Most importantly, this piece highlights the fact that there must be progression in your strength training – just like in your running.
That means your lifting must get more advanced, complex, and difficult as you become a stronger and more capable athlete. Get this concept right and your injury risk will plummet and your performances will skyrocket.
I partnered with Randy Hauer, a USAW National Coach, to make it happen. With 16 weeks of progressive, periodized weightlifting that’s good enough for elite runners, there’s no other lifting program for runners on the market.
A videographer filmed two pro runners (Maggie Callahan and Addie Bracy) perform all of the movements at a weightlifting gym in Boulder, Colorado.
And the feedback has been incredible:
“2 minutes off my half marathon PR… damn I could tell the difference!” – Joanne
“Thank you for your HPL program, my training went exceptionally well with no injuries! HPL was the icing on the cake and I finished 2nd in the 69-74 age category at the Columbus Marathon and really felt strong the entire distance.” – David
“HPL is helping me become both a better athlete and runner. Thanks for this awesome program!” – Allison
“I was starting with very little strength but I’m surprised how much stronger I’m feeling. I already notice it in my running, especially going up hills.” – Patty
If you’re ready to take your running to the next level, there are very few better strategies than weightlifting.