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3 Exercises For Runners

Shared on 05/29/2019 @ 2:00pm by Franklin Antoian
Tags: Exercises | General health | Workouts

Why All Runners Need These Exercises

Running puts a tremendous amount of stress on your lower body, including your knees and lower back. While running is good exercises your Quadriceps muscles.

Running long distances can cause an imbalance between your Quads and Hamstring muscles. Imbalances can lead to poor or reduced performance, as well as injuries.

One Leg Deadlift

Directions:

1. Stand with feet shoulder width apart.

2. Lean forward from the waist.

3. Swing one leg behind you.

4. Pause at bottom of move.

5. Come back to starting position. Repeat move.

Perform 2 - 3 sets of 15 reps per side.

Bridge to Single Leg Bridge

Directions:

1. Lay on your back with your hands at your sides and your knees bent.

2. Press your hips off of the floor and hold.

3. Lift one leg off of the floor and line up with the opposite leg.

4. Bring that leg down and repeat using the other leg.

Perform up to 3 sets of 5 - 10 reps per side.

Supermans

Directions:

1.Get on hands and knees on the floor or a mat.

2. Extend your left leg behind you and your right arm out in front of you. Pause.

3. Bring your arm and leg back to starting position.

4. Repeat the move using your right leg and left arm.

Perform up to 3 sets using 20 reps per side.

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