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About Strength Runner

About Strength Runner


Strength Runner is a site which focuses on how to develop lean body mass (muscle) through a variety of weight training techniques and how to maintain that muscle while running long distances. Our goal is to motivate and inspire people through positive lifestyle choices, running, strength training and healthy eating plus adequate rest/recovery.


 - Strength Training using varying Techniques and tactics

 - Combining Long Distance Endurance Running for cardiovascular fitness and fat burning along with other activities

 - Proper Nutritional Planning, Recovery, and Programming to gain size or maintain muscle size without sacrificing muscle for fuel


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At Strength Runner our goal is to bring together two worlds that previously didn't merge as one (Strength & Running) and provide our readers, customers, & clients the tools they need to advance their training, nutrition, and rest/recovery plans!

Who are Strength Runners? Military personnel, OCR (Obstacle Course Racers), Soccer players, Survival Runners, Basketball players, and tons more athletes who want to combine Strength Training and Running Training for their own self-interests or their respective Sports!

Here you will find 1) free articles & info on our Blog discussing Training, Nutrition, Rest/Recovery, 2) visit our Store for our sports supplement line, 3) become a Member and get Daily workouts, Nutrition plans for weight loss, weight maintenance, or weight gain, 4) you can become an online client with our Online One On One Personal Training plans, 5) learn about our Sponsored athletes representing Team Strength Runner and much more!

- Dave Gluhareff Founder of Strength Runner



(Founder of Strength Runner)


In the late 1990’s Dave lost over 100 pounds going from 305 pounds to 205 pounds!  Dave then began the journey of proper health & fitness discovering the right combination of 3 Keys to Excellence in Health that every one of us should strive for – Exercise, Nutrition, & Rest!  The right Exercises, proper Nutrition, & adequate Rest/Stress Relief are the 3 Keys to being healthy!

*From Dave – “Since 1997 my businesses (Train With Dave One-On-One Personal Training & Small Group Personal Training, Virginia Bootcamps, South Boston Fitness, Writing, etc) have included me doing the following in a beautiful city of about fifty thousand people (Danville, VA): training thousands of people one-on-one (at home or in a fitness facility) in exercise and nutrition, training groups of people at gyms, being the personal trainer to the local hospital for their employees, holding summer exercise groups for kids at a local elementary school, teaching college level weight training / wellness classes for a local community college (Virginia Community College System), consulting gyms on fitness equipment and exercise classes, training college athletes, training new and competitive bodybuilders of all ages, guiding intense professional people (doctors, lawyers, executives, politicians, etc...) through the weight loss process, written 2 Books (How I Lost 100 Pounds! and The Healthiest Weight Loss Solution!), write articles for Musclemag International, Physique Magazine, Protrainer Online Magazine,,, At-Home Magazine, Showcase Magazine (monthly column), Evince Magazine (monthly column), The Piedmont Shopper (weekly column), and more mags and websites, written and consulted for large Nutritional Supplement Companies, an active Board Member and President of Board of Directors of The Free Clinic of Danville Virginia, an active Member of Rotary International, on the Patient Advocacy Council for our Hospital (Danville Regional Medical Center), a Lecturer and Speaker to Groups constantly throughout each year, and a whole lot more!

I am Founder of Strength Runner, an Elite Obstacle Racing/Strength/Extreme Endurance Athlete sponsored by Elite Brand Clothing (, Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC, Attorney Mark B. Holland (, Wilkins & Co. Realtors (,  Mud and Adventure ( and everyday constantly training plus challenging my body and pushing through Elite Obstacle Races and Ultra Marathons!

I am the Founder of Team Strength Runner a group of hard training and racing Elite Obstacle Course Racers, Survival Runners, and Extreme Endurance Athletes!

I love what I do!  I love helping my clients and readers by spreading Good Health and Fitness and Motivating people to implement Fitness into their lives and the lives of their families!  I thank God for allowing me to lose the 100 pounds years ago and changing my life for the better!  I also thank God for giving me the opportunity to positively change others’ lives and having a career I am excited to wake-up for every morning!”