Posts Tagged: Strength Training

How To Prepare Your Legs for Mountain Trails

This article was written by Sean Rimmer PT, DPT, OCS and first appeared in the summer 2022 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Rimmer is an avid trail runner and physical therapist living in Colorado Springs, CO, where he is the owner at Run Potential which focuses on rehab and performance training for runners. Above… Read more »

How To Build Strength to Improve Your Trail Running


Written by Hillary Osborne for the Fall 2020 issue of our Trail Times newsletter. Hillary is a NSCA certified personal trainer and strength coach with Lifelong Endurance. She is a Colorado resident and ultrarunner who runs for The Adrenalin Project.  Running is the best, right? You can spend hours grooving on that smooth single track…. Read more »

Six Easy Strength Training Exercises for Faster Mountain Running

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Tayte is pictured above at the 2018 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships. Photo by Fotografia Bez Miary Magdalena Bogdan. Strength training running specific muscles in your legs, glutes and core… Read more »

Strength Training: Plank vs Pushups

This article was by Stephen R. Santagelo and first appeared in the March 2014 edition of the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Times Newsletter. Plank vs Pushups: which one is right for you? The most popular “core” exercise is the plank and the most popular bodyweight exercise is the push up. So – Plank… Read more »