Strength Exercise

Ab Roller Workouts For Runners

A strong core means more than having a six-pack. For runners, a strong core means running efficiently, especially at the end of a run. And to do that, you need to focus on more than just the abdominal muscles. An ab roller—or ab wheel—is one of ...

8 Mini Band Workouts For Runners

If you have a busy schedule and struggle to find time to get to the gym, then you may want to consider using resistance bands to cross-train. They provide an excellent muscle workout or dynamic stretching routine. They are lightweight, easy to ...

10 Top Quad Exercises For Runners

When we run, our quads move our legs forward. But they also stabilize the knee, control deceleration, and help absorb the shock of footstrikes. This creates muscle tension in the quads, and this can lead to reduced mobility as well as back and ...

12 Balance Board Exercises For Runners

When you run, you aren’t just using your legs. Your upper body plays a role too - mainly your core. The core is responsible for your balance. A strong core will help you to do everyday things more easily, like bending over and pulling yourself ...

Best Abdominal Exercises For Runners

We all have a vision of having great abs that we get from doing lots of sit-ups and crunches. This article will tell you a better way to strengthen your core! In the first half, we’ll discuss why runners need to strengthen their core. In the ...

Does Running Build Muscle? Surprising Facts About Strength Training For Runners

We all know that if you want to look like you work out, you have to do strength training. You can get your biceps, legs, and core looking nice and toned. While running does build muscle strength, it doesn’t work quite the same way as resistance ...

How To Do A Plank: A Beginner’s Guide to Proper Form and Common Mistakes

Strong bodies make strong runners, and every runner's fitness journey should include strength work in additional to miles. A top priority for many runners is building a stronger core. These are the muscles that support your torso, and connect your ...

10 Core Exercises For Runners

As a runner, you probably like running and find it difficult to motivate yourself on cross-training days. But you’re missing out on some great benefits that can help improve your running! In this article, we’ll cover 10 core exercises that are ...

Is It Ok to Go Running With Weights?

If you’ve been running for a little bit, or if you want to make your running a bit more exciting, maybe you’ve thought about running with weights. The logic is self-explanatory: work out now with a heavier weight load, and enjoy the benefits later ...

Should I Go Running After Lifting Weights?

As you begin to get into running (or maybe if you’ve been running for a while), you’ve probably started to think about how you might be able to incorporate more strength training into your running routine. Given the busyness of the modern world, ...

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