Running and Strengthening Training
|Notes regarding the interim sports hall|
We kindly ask for your understanding that due to the extraordinary temporary interim situation, the usual room climate cannot always be guaranteed.
Until the temperature control in the Interim Sports Complex is adjusted, sports classes continue as usual. We recommend dressing a bit warmer or bringing a jacket. The University Sports Center is actively working with a specialized firm to resolve the situation promptly. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Target Group and Requirements
The course is designed for runners who already have some experience in running and want to make running healthier through strength training in addition to the cardiovascular training aspect.
Contents and Goals
Targeted strength training is part of almost every sport today. Each exercise session begins with a 30- to 40-minute running session on different running paths around the Königshügel. In the second part of the course, the muscles required for endurance sports are strengthened using the participants' own body weight and various equipment, and a higher level of muscle performance is achieved. Special exercises address muscle groups overlooked during running to improve core stability and, thus, posture and movement technique. In general strength training, attention is paid to intermuscular coordination, which stands for stable muscles and, thus, for dynamic, harmonious, and powerful movement sequences, and, therefore, also incidentally protects from injuries. Inserted exercises to improve balance and fascia training complete the course.
Links and Further Activities
If you want to participate in a big running event, you can register for the RWTH Campuslauf. This event offers two different course lengths and also a relay race. Alternatively, the Lousberglauf takes place in July.
If you would rather look behind the scenes at the running events and organize the event with a dedicated team, then feel free to sign up as a volunteer.