Quick Strength for Runners offers a smart, fast-paced strength training program for runners who want to run faster and with fewer injuries. In under an hour a week, runners will strengthen their core and key running muscles to build a better runner’s body.

Strength training is crucial for better running and injury prevention. But it’s difficult to know which strength exercises work best for runners or to get motivated to hit the gym.

In Quick Strength for Runners, running coach and personal trainer Jeff Horowitz simplifies strength training into just two 20-minute workouts per week, with no gym or pricey equipment required. Designed specifically for runners, the 8-week Quick Strength program pinpoints the exercises that really work. Inside you’ll find:

  • How strength training leads to better running form and fitness
  • 40 targeted exercises, with step-by-step photos and instructions
  • Progressive workouts and advanced form options
  • A focused 8-week strength training schedule
  • Tips on designing your own long-term workout plan

Quick Strength for Runners makes it easy for runners to build a better runner’s body. This highly effective, easy-to-implement program will make you a stronger, faster runner in under an hour a week so you can stay on the road or trail.

7″ x 9″, 204 pp., $19.95, 9781937715120
Paperback with full-color photographs throughout

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1 Strength Training for Runners: A Primer
2 Getting Started
3 The Exercises
4 The Workouts
5 Taking It on the Road
6 A Lifetime of Fitness

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 Praise for this book

A smart strength-training plan in which runners can learn how to strength their core and key running muscles.

Competitor magazine

…when I’m [running] 30, 40, 50 miles a week, the last thing I want to do is squats on legs that already feel like overcooked spaghetti…Jeff Horowitz has a solution. He’s been a running coach for more than a decade and is the author of Quick Strength for Runners.

Philadelphia Inquirer

Running is a sport of imbalance. At no point are your feet hitting the ground at the same time. This imbalance creates an opportunity for injury. Our bodies have to be strong enough to handle the complex motion of running. If it’s not, you won’t be running too long… Trusting this program has me running stronger and faster and most importantly injury free.

Amplify Today

The exercise program is ideal for runners whose sole goal is running performance. Runners don’t need to lift huge weights or practice resistance training five days per week. What they do need to is to develop a modest degree of well-balanced strength.


We all know that strength training is important. I have always said that I should do more strength training, but it wasn’t until I started trying this book that I really realized how much it can help me. I started this book before I was back to running, and I believe without a shadow of a doubt that it has had a big impact on my running now. I am stronger, recover easier and have less soreness overall.