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From the Archives: Is Running Enough for Leg Strength?

by Karl Schudt, SSC | November 10, 2018

“I don’t need to do squats. I run!” Have you ever heard this? I have. The question: does running give you adequate leg development, so that you can concentrate on your biceps?

No, it doesn’t. In my experience and that of coaches I’ve spoken to, runners are among the weakest trainees we see. I’ve had healthy marathoners who couldn’t squat 45lbs.

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