5.0 out of 5 stars Get stronger, leaner, and faster--it's for runners too!,
July 2, 2010
This review is from: 5/3/1: The Simplest and Most Effective Training System to Increase Raw Strength (Paperback)
Runners World is wrong. The high rep low weight approach to strength training is a time waster. Emphasizing 4 compound movements and utilizing a compartively low volume approach, 5-3-1 is efficient, effective and fun. Progress is quantifiable, and month by month you will see yourself get stronger as you set PRs in the weight room and on the road. After a little over a year, I've taken 15 minutes off my half-marathon time (from 2:05-1:50), while running less and enjoying it more. In addition to improving your performance, this program will transform your body in a way that no amount of running can, and I promise it won't make you big, unless you're a dude. I very highly recommend this program to women and to runners. Buy it and do it. You won't regret it.