7 strength training exercises all runners should be doing. Strong body, strong running.
Regular strength training can complement your running and become a valuable cross-training activity. By understanding which muscles are working, the joint actions involved, and how each exercise benefits your training, you can ensure you are exercising and gaining the maximum benefit.
Strength training will not only improve your running performance but will also help improve running economy and help reduce the risk of injury not to mention the prospect of lean muscle mass gains and core strength.
This video includes 4 lower body exercises and 3 upper body exercises. All but one requires just bodyweight so they are easily accessible whether you are at home, in the gym or even outdoors.
Give them a go, let me know how you get on and remember….enjoy your running.