Resistance training may improve running economy through improved leg muscle coordination
and co-activation and decreasing stance phase contact times, thereby allowing a faster
transition from the braking to the propulsive phase through elastic recoil.[26,50,56,72
Ref: Factors Affecting Running Economy in Trained Distance Runners
8 weeks heavy squat training improves RE significantly!
Ref: Maximal Strength Training Improves Running Economy in Distance Runners.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 May 2.
Strength training, improves running Economy. Most studies where not done on marathon runners but i am convinced the same applies her.
Strength training has a positive impact on injury reduction. Major concerns are tendionopathy with distance runners. Heavy strength training has positive impact on tendon properties. But also improvements in stability, muscle balance and function.
Ryan i would like to here your reasoning on the benefits of restoration for females? T/c ratio? and why not males?