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A common question athletes have when training for a marathon is should they do strength training.  First and foremost, let me differentiate the difference between my definition of strength training and cross training.  Strength training is weighted resistance exercises such as leg press, squats, bench press, pull ups, etc.  Cross training are activities such as swimming, elliptical, rowing, cycling, etc.

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There is currently much debate on the topic of strength training. There have been several research studies that have shown more performance improvement in athletes without strength training. So does this mean you should not strength train?