Traditionally, strength training is seen as a medium to get bigger and lift heavier weights, which may not be enticing for endurance athletes.
This common misconception leads athletes to not take advantage of a big piece of the pie when it comes to improving endurance performance.
There are 3 main ways to improve endurance performance:
- Become more aerobically efficient through aerobic based training
- Recovering well to be able to back up training through a variety of recovery strategies including sleep and nutrition
- Improving physical strength and movement efficiency through specific strength training