Sprint related drills/exercises will have the biggest benefit and in my opinion almost all of the benefit, the only slight benefit i would see to weightroom accounting for a significant portion of training is during times of bad weather were no running facility is available and maybe for the 55/60m dash, besides that sprinting and sprint related drills should be the main focus, lifting may have some benefit if you are plateauing on the track, but that is just my opinion not scientific in nature.
thx for the input.. its very interesting to see how many people seem to do weight room sessions week in week out but still say that running related exercises are more benificial.
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so your saying that doing strength work that is specific to your running style gives more benefits than hitting the weights room?
im saying going out and sprinting is the best specfic event you can do to improve your running.
i dont think u understand the question properly sorry. i know obviously running is going to improve your running but what im asking is whether lifting weights in a weight room or completing drills & exercises like bounds etc with additional weight(ankle, wrist etc) has a greater impact on your overall improvement