"I originally signed up with NSS for a few sessions to help increase my running pace. I have really never worked on leg or core strength. I always figured running and upper body weight lifting was all I needed. I quickly found out how wrong I was. I learned I am only as strong as my weakest link, and my core was definitely that. So as you can imagine, there was a lot of focus on my core, running form, stretching, and overall strength. I felt and saw results right away. I also learned that with my own self-training I was actually overtraining.
I have always seemed to get sick often, and get that tired, run-down feeling. NSS taught me that overtraining can lower one's immune system and run you down. They told me that I am building muscle and getting stronger even on my off-days or light weeks. Learning how to work out less, and smarter, was probably one of my greatest obstacles to overcome.
After learning some of the core values of training I wanted it all: strength, speed, and more of a ripped look (who doesn't right?). Since training with NSS I have set PRs (personal records) in deadlift, squat, and bench press. (way more than I lifted previously!). I could make mention of all the strength exercises, but some of the most memorable were the tractor tire flips, pushing and pulling the weight sleds, and the stability ball hamstring curls. I have added muscle and lowered my body fat below 10%. I love the feeling of being stronger, leaner, and in turn a more efficient runner."