Runners world offers suggestions for building your running strength and endurance.
As most runners know, it is not enough to just go out and run, to build strength and endurance. You must also add certain exercises to strengthen your core and add stability to decrease the possibility of injury in the future. If you are trying to increase your running times, it is especially important to have not only a strong core, but also strong thighs, hips and upper body. While there is more to strengthening than just these exercises, they will definitely help you improve your body tone which will translate into better runs.
Runners World has offered 10 exercises they believe to be essential to runners. Here is the article
10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners
Do these 10 exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.
Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in injury prevention but will make you a stronger, faster, and more efficient runner.
But runners need a different strength-training program than your standard gym rat. Instead of pushing weight away from the body with bicep curls, leg extensions, and bench presses, runners should focus on targeting the key muscles that will keep them balanced.
We asked our experts to come up with 10 essential strength exercises for runners. Worried about fitting this routine into your training schedule? Don’t worry, these 10 exercises take 30 minutes to complete and can be done twice a week. Try adding them to your easy or cross-training days.
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They did not mention this exercise but pushups are very effective for upper body strength in the posterior musculature such as the lower traps and the lats. Happy running.
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