DISTANCE RUNNERS NEED TO STRENGTH TRAIN

A new study on the effects of strength training in distance runners has concluded adding resistance training to a running program strengthens of the muscles that support and propel the center of mass and accelerate the leg during running (https://link.springer.com/arti…/10.1007%2Fs40279-019-01184-9). Less clear however was the mechanism by which these strength gains translate into more efficient running performance.
Learn more about the science and practice of strength training for endurance performance in this Peak Performance article: https://www.peakendurancesport.com/endurance-training/strength-conditioning-and-flexibility/power-glory-endurance-athletes-seeking-pb-neglect-strength-training-peril/

ENDURANCE PERFORMANCE: SUPPLEMENTS THAT HELP, SUPPLEMENTS THAT HARM

A new study has reviewed that latest evidence on the benefits and drawbacks of supplements for athletes (https://link.springer.com/arti…/10.1007%2Fs40279-019-01185-8). While a few supplements can enhance performance, some antioxidants such as high-dose vitamin C and E can actually blunt training adaptation, harming performance in the longer term.
Read this article find out which supplements to embrace and which to avoid – and why – in this Peak Performance article: https://www.peakendurancesport.com/nutrition-for-endurance-athletes/supplements/antioxidant-vitamins-can-athletes-harm-good/