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Can Strength Benefit Endurance Athletes

Strength training is often frowned upon by endurance athletes and coaches, and instead, the view is often taken that endurance is solely improved by the sport. Therefore, many fall into the trap of spending large amounts of time developing the cardiovascular system over strength and movement qualities. 

Endurance is seen as the ability to endure whatever work the athlete needs to do and the cardiovascular system is there to stoke this work. Adding max strength work into an endurance athletes training can be a game-changer… See the infographic below for a few of the positives!