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Strength and conditioning training to improve your 5k run time

The 5k run is where endurance athletes can really pick up the pace as it is a relatively short distance race. It is one of the most common race distances and a good test for people fairly new to running. With the popularity of parkrun, 1,000’s of people run 5k every Saturday morning.

Would you like to know how you can improve your time? The latest research suggests you may want to move away from just running and bring some strength training into your programme.

The International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance has published a study investigating the effects of a sport-specific maximal strength and conditioning programme on critical velocity (CV), anaerobic running distance (ARD) and 5k time trial performance (TT).

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No-nonsense advice from experts in strength training

Strength Training, 2nd Edition combines the most valuable information with expert advice for proven results.

Written by a team of experts chosen by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), this updated second edition provides you with proven techniques and programmes to fit any training plan.

This authoritative guide from the world leaders in strength training corrects any misconceptions to ensure proper technique, safety and progressions.

 

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Our best-selling book of all time breaks another record

Human Kinetics would like to thank all our fantastic customers as we are pleased to announce that our best-selling book Strength Training Anatomy by Frédéric Delavier has now sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide.

Former French Powerlifter Delavier is also a gifted artist with an exceptional knowledge of human anatomy, which is why this book has proved so popular.

This book has over 600 full-color illustrations that reveal the primary muscles worked along with all the relevant surrounding structures including bones, ligaments, tendons and connective tissue.

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Study reveals just how much joining a gym could help your health

A new study has suggested that joining a gym might be one of the best investments you can make to help boost health and fitness levels.

The study was conducted at Iowa State University and found that people with gym memberships exercised more and had better measures of heart health.

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