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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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Volume vs Intensity are two main questions asked by our athletes; which should I do when and how much of each makes sense. As a general rule, increasing volume and intensity at the same time does not work and exposes the athlete to injury risk…