Uphill Runs Vs. Weight Training

Uphill Runs Vs. Weight Training Plenty of runners use uphill running as a substitute for heavy squats and plyometric training. To determine whether this strategy helps develop power, a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research tested this sport specific resistance-to-movement training technique on 32 experience distance runners.

Subjects performed 12 continuous runs over the course of 6 weeks on an elevated or flat treadmill. Both groups improved blood lactate response, running economy and exercise capacity, but neither realized improvements in muscle power output.

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