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Episode 73: How NOT to Lift Weights: 3 Common Mistakes to Avoid

The Strength Running Podcast

Release Date: 10/05/2018

158. Tyler Andrews on the Future of Virtual Races and How to Bring Runners Together show art 158. Tyler Andrews on the Future of Virtual Races and How to Bring Runners Together

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Tyler Andrews is a HOKA elite runner and multiple record holder. I had Tyler on the podcast a few years ago when he was gearing up for . He just missed that record but he’s been busy staying fit and going after even more challenges. That’s our discussion today because Tyler finds himself in a similar situation as the rest of us: training without a clear goal on the calendar. So, he made up his own race! Recently, he organized the where over 50 Olympians and other elite runners raced a marathon relay with live tracking and thousands of other runners participating virtually. There was race...

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157. Professor Shawn Bearden on the Science of Ultramarathons show art 157. Professor Shawn Bearden on the Science of Ultramarathons

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Shawn Bearden is a professor of exercise physiology at Idaho State University where he focuses on ultra endurance performance. He has published research in the American Journal of Physiology and the Journal of Applied Physiology, and he’s previously studied at Yale, UVA, and George Mason. Shawn hosts a podcast of his own called the Science of Ultra, where he interviews the smartest scientists in the world about the physiology of ultra endurance. If you want to understand the intricate details of how our bodies are able to perform at extremes, this episode is for you. Shawn studies and...

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156. Registered Dietitian Anne Mauney on Fueling, Weight Loss, and More show art 156. Registered Dietitian Anne Mauney on Fueling, Weight Loss, and More

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Anne Mauney is a certified Registered Dietitian, has a master’s in public health, she has taught at George Washington University in Washington, DC, and has run dozens of half marathons and marathons. Her work has been featured in Glamour, The Washington Post, Woman’s Day, and in many other publications. She writes a nutrition and lifestyle blog at  and runs her own private counseling practice from . I admire her approach to nutrition because it's sustainable, well balanced, and supported by science. In this episode we discuss fueling strategies before and after a race, strategies for ...

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155. The Definitive Long Run Episode: David Roche Explains Everything About Running Long show art 155. The Definitive Long Run Episode: David Roche Explains Everything About Running Long

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David Roche is a two-time USATF trail national champion, the 2014 U.S. Sub-Ultra Trail Runner of the Year, and a member of Nike Trail Elite and Team Clif Bar. You might have read his work that he publishes regularly on the Trail Runner magazine website or perhaps you’ve read his book, . You can hear me talk about that book with David’s wife Megan in of The Strength Running Podcast. David isn’t just an incredibly talented trail runner, he’s a wonderful writer and a coach who works with a wide variety of athletes. With his legal background, David is able to clearly explain some...

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154. Are You a Real Runner? Goal-Setting, Family, and Scheduling for Adult Runners show art 154. Are You a Real Runner? Goal-Setting, Family, and Scheduling for Adult Runners

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Today's guest is Anya Mullen - she's not a pro runner, she’s not a PT or a coach, but she is a regular runner just like you and me. She also has been working for Strength Running for the better part of a year now, helping me refine some of the content that you see on our various channels. We first met back in 2015 at a group run and started working together earlier this year. Her running career spans nearly a decade and her life has changed quite a bit over that time, along with her running. Anya has run everything from a 5K to an ultra, including an unsupported, unofficial 50 miler that her...

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153. Movement Expert Todd Hargrove on Pain, Mobility, and Play show art 153. Movement Expert Todd Hargrove on Pain, Mobility, and Play

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Todd is a former attorney turned manual therapist who scratched his own itch. After years of experiencing pain, he set out to understand what causes it, how to move better, and effective strategies for reducing pain and improving your athletic performances. He has written two books, and , which are interdisciplinary ways of looking at the problems of injury and pain. He brings in a broad diversity of disciplines like stress physiology to complex systems theory and then explains how that all relates back to athletes. This conversation was wide-ranging and touches on subjects like , , dynamic...

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152. Olympian Carrie Tollefson on Why Runners Are So Awesome show art 152. Olympian Carrie Tollefson on Why Runners Are So Awesome

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Our guest is none other than 2004 Olympian Carrie Tollefson. You might recognize her as a 3-time national champion, or the 1998 NCAA Indoor Track Athlete of the Year, or maybe you’ve just seen her on TV a lot. She’s been a broadcaster for years, having commentated on races for ESPN, NBC, ABC, and USATF TV. Her commentary has appeared in numerous world class races from the Boston Marathon to Footlocker Nationals, to the Tokyo Marathon.  In our conversation, you'll hear about her many accomplishments in the sport. But beyond those, she's a very engaged member of the running community...

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151. David Monti on the Past, Present, and Future of Running show art 151. David Monti on the Past, Present, and Future of Running

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David Monti is the founder, editor, and publisher of , which is a weekly subscription service for the world’s running results. David also used to recruit elite athletes to race at events and worked as a sports media consultant. Through his work, he has a fascinating perspective on the sport. He attended and watched some of the most electrifying races the world has ever seen - and we talk about the races that most stick in his mind after all these years.  David’s consistent exposure to the highest levels of the sport of running also gives him a certain wisdom about where running has...

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150. Madeline Strandemo on Mental Fitness, Training through COVID, and the Steeplechase show art 150. Madeline Strandemo on Mental Fitness, Training through COVID, and the Steeplechase

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Madeline Strandemo is a 2018 graduate of the University of Minnesota where she was on three Big Ten Championship teams, an All-American, and two-time Big Ten individual champion in the indoor mile and the 3000m steeplechase. She graduated with a double degree in marketing and Mandarin Chinese. Madeline has an interesting background, having moved around the world numerous times and participating in a variety of different sports in her childhood. In fact, she attributes a lot of her success to these experiences. Madeline is now living in Bend, Oregon, coached by Lauren Fleshman and sponsored by...

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149. The 3 Most Important Words in Running show art 149. The 3 Most Important Words in Running

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How do you know if you'll be successful as a runner? It mostly comes down to luck (genetics) and work (training). We can't affect the former, so let's focus on the biggest variable that impacts our success: the training that we do. That training must follow some broad but important rules if you want to avoid performance plateaus and continuously improve year after year. Those rules can be best summarized in three of the most important words for runners: consistency, progressive, and modulation. Your training must be consistent: uninterrupted and continuous. It also must be progressive:...

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More Episodes

To kick off 2018, we’re focusing on strength training for runners. And there’s an undeniable advantage from getting the fundamentals right before you learn how to start lifting weights:

Progress is faster (you get better sooner!)

Risks are mitigated (far fewer injuries!)

Results are more substantial (you get stronger!)

My goal is to help you limit the early mistakes as you start lifting weights so you can enjoy all of the benefits of strength training exercises:

  • power
  • fewer injuries
  • speed
  • coordination
  • lean muscle
  • efficiency

We cover a lot more on Strength Running’s free weight lifting ecourse here – don’t miss it!