Running tip #78
I’m not a big advocate of weight lifting … mostly because I’ve never had as much time as other full-time runners to do all the little extras … but if you DO go to the weight room or gym, I highly recommend this one machine for increasing your sprinting explosiveness. I don’t know what it’s called, but when I googled “circular leg weight machine” the following photo showed up:
This is the correct machine, but this ^ is not the most beneficial use of said circular contraption.
Turn sideways and use the machine this way:
so that you can strengthen your sprinting form by directly working the muscles that propel you forward FAST. Using this machine for toning your adductor muscles may help you swim the breast stroke or keep you from having to wear spanx under your yoga pants …
but if your goal is to run fastER, then turn sideways to choose “body fast” over “body beautiful.”