Faculty in the News In the News

March 25, 2020 at 12:14 pm

Runner’s World Interviews Klein about Using Ellipticals for Recovery Runs

Ian Klein, portrait

Ian Klein

Runner’s World interviewed Ian Klein for a story headlined “Can You Use the Elliptical for Recovery Runs?

Klein is Assistant Professor of Instruction in Biological Sciences at Ohio University.

…The reason training plans call for so much running is the rule of specificity: “Whatever you want to get good at, you have to do that type of activity to a pretty high degree,” explains Ian Klein, a specialist in exercise physiology, cross-training, and injury prevention at Ohio University. Translation: To be a better runner, you have to run more. Each specific running workout has a purpose—from developing fast-twitch muscle fibers for speed to building your endurance to helping your tendons, ligaments, joints, and bones adapt to the stress of running—which is why it’s important to include all of them in a training plan….

Read the story at Runner’s World.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *