The Running Strength programme is developed by runners for runners with a scientific, periodised approach that is scalable to all levels. Led by Biokineticists and physiologists the programme is designed based on an understanding of running gait, running physiology, of the adaptations needed to succeed and how to train for these.
The programme focuses on building the foundations of correct neuromuscular firing patterns, active and strong hip, knee and ankle stabilisers and control through range of motion. These adaptations are then harnessed to develop running-specific muscle endurance, strength and power.
This is the perfect cross-training strategy to correct imbalances or weaknesses whilst continuing to build your running capacity during the winter months in preparation for races in the second half of the year.
Running-specific strength and conditioning may be the boost you need to acquire the adaptations needed for your race, in a short period of time, and in structured, scientifically-backed way. Running-specific strength and conditioning will confer a noticeable impact on your running speed, your running economy, your capacity to power up hills and withstand the heavy loads of running downhill.
Join us at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa for 12 weeks of hands-on approach to strength & conditioning and mobility work designed and led by David Leith.
I am a big fan of the mobility exercises as well, I think it’s an aspect too often overlooked for runners.
I really appreciate all the effort going into each class, each week.
Also very grateful for the recordings since work does not allow me to do it live at home."- Bianca
"I find the programme very valuable, and can already feel a difference.
The exercises are challenging and I am especially grateful that we are able to do these remote. "- Annmarie
"Overall, I've seen a massive improvement in my strength and endurance. Hills have always been a nemesis for me, and I wouldn't say they are getting easier - I think I'm just getting better at doing them quicker!
Initially this programme was recommended to me for injury prevention... I haven't had any issues with niggles since I started and I really believe it's because of the programme.
The increase in load on the legs has just made me so adaptable in terms of different terrains, time and mileage."- Adrienne