The Truth About Distance Runners and the Weight Room

Posted by Latif Thomas



Complete Track and Field Clinic

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Finally! Scott Christensen’s newest course is finally ready for you, and we can’t wait to see the results you get because of it.

If you’re currently trying to incorporate a functional strength training and power development component to your middle distance and distance program, or you think you want to start, make sure to read this entire post because it could be the missing link to finally running a fully modernized system for maximizing the potential of your endurance-based ATHLETES.

You’re about to discover how a few simple strength and power training tactics could finally allow your runners to shed seconds and minutes from their best performances; times they simply can’t achieve by only doing more of the mileage and long interval training their bodies are already so used to.

The system behind this course has been optimized over the last 7 years, ever since Coach Christensen realized the performance of his runners was being held back due to underdevelopment of the various elements of strength, one of the five primary physical capacities all successful runners must train if they want to stay healthy and run their best.

Many coaches give up on the idea of getting consistent and sustained benefits from training strength and power because they never did it, learned it, or just don’t understand how to apply available information to their endurance based athletes.

But your story doesn’t have to end that way.

Scott was forced to figure out how to utilize the most effective methods for getting his runners stronger and more athletic… without taking away from the proven qualities that make successful distance runners who and what they are!

Luckily, he found the answer!

Not only by studying his own program, but through questions and conversations with hundreds of other high school distance coaches from all over the country.

The common denominator?

It was their dosing.

Dosing = The volume, intensity, and frequency of the activities you’re using.

Listen, if you’re doing too much, it’s game over. Times will flatline.

If you’re making inappropriate exercise choices, injuries are right around the corner.

If you’re not challenging your athletes enough (usually out of fear), nobody will take it seriously.

They’ll stop trying, and you’ll give up, doubling down on what you’re comfortable with.

And the sad part is so many distance coaches fall into this trap.

Why You Need Accurate Dosing For Your Strength Training

If you know how to choose the ideal strength and power training exercises for YOUR team, how to safely progress them in a way that challenges your athletes without overwhelming them, and know EXACTLY when to shut it down because you’ve delivered the minimum effective dose…

The results become easy.

With the perfect dosing:

  • You don’t need to be a certified strength & conditioning specialist
  • You don’t need to worry about injuring anyone while you cobble together a program through trial and error
  • You don’t have to worry about your runners bulking up (and slowing down).
  • You don’t need a state of the art weight room

Because you’re not guessing anymore.

The workouts write themselves because the heavy lifting is already done for you.

Look, in addition to reducing injuries and improving overall athletic ability, building a strength and power development component into your program gives you a clear advantage over most other programs that completely ignore this element of training… that is, if you’re giving your athletes the right dosage of training.

This is why Scott created ‘Strength & Power Development for Distance’, a brand-new course that will walk you through a proven step-by-step system for choosing, progressing, and balancing the IDEAL combination of both volume and intensity for your middle distance and distance runners of ALL ages and abilities.

And it’s ready today.

Here’s What You’ll Learn Inside the Course

#1 – You’ll become an expert at the fundamentals of why dosing is so important if you want to see consistent results on the track while getting all of your runners to buy into your training.

*These coaching principles apply to much more than just choosing squats over deadlifts.

#2 – You’ll discover how to quickly drill down and find the perfect progression of exercises for each tier of athletes in your group, guaranteeing every kid trains in ‘The Goldilocks Zone’.

#3 – You’ll discover the power behind Scott’s Skill Progression for a Distance Runner (based on training age), and Periodization model (based on the current training period), and how to use them to your advantage. This will not only save you tons of time, but will also boost the training effect of your other traditional practice activities.

#4 – You’ll discover the 4 Go-To Forms of Strength Training your entire program should be built around, regardless of age, experience, gender, or primary event group.

*These 4 groups apply across all sports and disciplines, so there will always be room to expand your knowledge or ask other coaches questions outside of your sport.

#5 – In the ‘Pro’ version of the course, you’ll have access to 3 amazing case studies where Scott lays out successful coaching strategies in specific events and critical training qualities that every distance coach needs to know.

These case studies and training overviews include insight, tips, workouts, and case studies for the following topics:

  • Successful Coaching Strategies: 800m
  • Successful Coaching Strategies: Mile
  • Successful Coaching Strategies: 3200

*See exactly how Scott designs and administers training across a wide spectrum of middle distance and distance events!

#6 – In the ‘Expert’ version of the course, you’re getting a true education in coaching middle distance and distance runners.

*This version includes both of Scott’s feature length middle distance (800-1600) courses, including daily workouts for every day from January through June.

Want more?

You also get full access to both of Scott’s top selling cross country courses, including daily workouts for every practice from summer mileage in June through Nationals in November!

Like I said, there are 3 versions of the program. BasicPro, and Expert.

Here’s the breakdown of each level:

What You’re About to Get – Basic Version

  • Module 01: Strength Training for Distance Runners [$97 Value]
  • Module 02: Plyometric Training for Distance Runners [$97 Value]
  • BONUS: Unlimited Q&A Support [$197 Value]

A Total Value of $391

 

What You’re About to Get – Pro Version

  • Module 01: Strength Training for Distance Runners [$97 Value]
  • Module 02: Plyometric Training for Distance Runners [$97 Value]
  • BONUS: Unlimited Q&A Support [$197 Value]
  • BONUS #2: Complete Track & Field Conditioning for the Endurance Events: 800m – 5000m + (Video) Race Strategy & Tactics for the Mile [$97 Value]
  • BONUS #3: Successful Coaching Strategies: 800, Mile, & 3200 [$197 Value]

A Total Value of $685

 

What You’re About to Get – Expert Version

  • Module 01: Strength Training for Distance Runners [$97 Value]
  • Module 02: Plyometric Training for Distance Runners [$97 Value]
  • BONUS: Unlimited Q&A Support [$197 Value]
  • BONUS #2: Complete Track & Field Conditioning for the Endurance Events: 800m – 5000m + (Video) Race Strategy & Tactics for the Mile [$97 Value]
  • BONUS #3: Successful Coaching Strategies: 800, Mile, & 3200 [$197 Value]
  • BONUS #4: Training the Elite Junior + Training Model for HS Middle Distance Courses [$397 Value]
  • BONUS #5: Training Model for HS Cross Country + Advanced Symposium in Cross Country Training Courses [$397 Value]

A Total Value of $1,479

 

Quick question for you:

…If all this course did was help ONE kid avoid shin splints, a stress reaction or fracture (or some other overuse injury), each season, and instead allowed them to take full advantage of all the work they’ve put in since the summer, would it be worth it?

…If all this course did was give you the extra push and motivation you need to challenge yourself to try something new, similar to how you ask your athletes to push themselves, would it be worth it?

…If all this course did was help you to reach more kids with your personal/coaching message and philosophy, would it be worth it?

I sure hope so!

So here’s the deal…

The ‘Basic’ version of the course will be priced at $77.00.

Click Here Now to Purchase the ‘Basic’ Package for Just $47

 

The ‘Pro’ version will be priced at $297.00.

Click Here Now to Purchase the ‘Pro’ Package for Just $147

 

And the ‘Expert’ version will flat out not be offered after this week. It’s giving away too much for too little and feels a bit unfair to Scott and to all of the coaches who paid regular price to acquire all of this content over the course of time.

I just wanted to give you a chance to do all of your shopping for the year in one fell swoop.

(Just reply to this email if you want to do a purchase order through your school.)

Click Here Now to Purchase the ‘Expert’ Package for Just $397

 

This promotion ends at the end of the day on Friday.

So act fast.

 

Well, that’s it for now. On behalf of myself and Coach Christensen, we can’t wait to see you inside the member’s area, and we can’t wait to hear all about the results you’re about to get.

By adding this new information to your distance program, you’re going to give your athletes a boost in health, performance, and athleticism that will change your program forever.

See you in the member’s area and don’t hesitate to post your questions for Scott!

Latif

P.S. Here are the links again…

Click Here Now to Purchase the ‘Basic’ Package for Just $47

Click Here Now to Purchase the ‘Pro’ Package for Just $147

Click Here Now to Purchase the ‘Expert’ Package for Just $397

 

 

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Latif Thomas owns and operates Complete Track and Field and serves as the Co-Director of the Complete Track and Field Clinic at Harvard University, the largest track and field clinic in the United States. A popular speaker and presenter at some of the largest coaching clinics across the country, Latif has true passion for the sport and it definitely shows. Over the past 19 years, he has coached more combined League, Division, All-State, and New England Champions in sprints, hurdles, and jumps than he can count. Follow @latif_thomas on Twitter.

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