The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is taking place on 14 and 15 October 2023 and as we are a a proud sponsor committed to bringing you content that will help you run your best race, we enlisted the help of Sports Scientist, Professor Ross Tucker.
Master your marathon training. He’s here to share some information about strength training and why it is invaluable for marathon or race preparation.
Strength training is vital for injury prevention and improved performance.
Ross is giving you 7 exercises and each of those 7 are broken down into the easier and the more challenging version so you can progress as you move along.
Designed to use minimum equipment and time, these 7 exercises will certainly help your training. Integrate them into your warmup to maximise your training time.
TIP: Focus on control and technique rather than repetitions.
If you haven’t downloaded one the Virgin Active programmes to get you ready for your fist marathon, what are you waiting for?
Along with Professor Ross Tucker, we’ve lovingly curated key training plans just for you. They’re packed with marathon tips and cross training advice from our experts. Have your heart set on finishing Sub-4 or Sub-4:30? Maybe you just want to cross the finish line with your knees intact. First-timer or a seasoned runner, we’ve got the plan for you.
Get your Sanlam Cape Town Marathon training plan here.