RUN STRONGPhysical Preparation for Off-Track Endurance
Why was the curriculum developed?
Total fitness is about more than just being active. According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) it involves developing cardiorespiratory (aerobic and anaerobic), musculoskeletal (strength, speed and power), and neuromotor (co-ordination) fitness. Run Strong helps to build fundamental movement skill, strength, speed, mobility, balance and co-ordination to complement and enhance running fitness. A lack of these qualities increases the risk of injury and limits an individuals overall ability to achieve total fitness and maximise their health goals.
What equipment do you need?
Run Strong is designed to be delivered in a typical sports hall using only exercise mats and benches. This makes it perfect for large groups who want to build strength, co-ordination and endurance to enhance their fitness and running performance.
Weeks 1-4 Exercises Video Library
Run Strong Syllabus
This second four week block provides a gradual progression from the previous programme. We also introduce the concept of performing “Introduction to General Strength B” in a circuit fashion with participants moving from one station to the next as...read more
This first four week block introduces the fundamentals of physical preparation including dynamic warm-up, trunk bracing (core work) and general strength. Across the four weeks the difficulty of the sessions can be increased with week one focusing on teaching the...read more
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get started running a Run Strong session?
What clubs are involved with Run Strong?
Who should I contact regarding Run Strong?
Allister Woods has recently been appointed as Athletics NI’s Running Participation Officer. Feel free to contact him regarding run strong.