| Article written on July 14th, 2015 at 7:30am | Follow Garrett on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram |
When it comes to distance running, we complete thousands of the same repetitive motion in each session. That means we often develop injuries consistent with areas that are both overworked and underdeveloped.
In endurance sports, it is important to strength train several times each week. This type of training can be done with body weight in the warm-up, or on non-running days to will help improve function, strengthen weak areas, and improve joint mobility, in addition to making the running pattern more efficient.
In the following video, I highlight 3 exercises that are key for all runners. These exercises help improve upper body strength and posture, proper hip extension, and lower body alignment and strength. Enjoy!
By: Garrett McLaughlin, MS, ATC, CSCS, ART