Become A Stronger Runner
Becoming a stronger runner is tough but not at all that difficult… Sound confusing? I’ll admit, it did to me too until I broke it down.
If you want to get stronger in your running, consider a strength training routine that should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete. I typically run twice a week. Knowing I’m personally prone to knee injuries, this method helps me mitigate unwanted stress on my body such as knee pain and shin splints. Shin splints alone can put you out of commission for a couple weeks if not treated properly.
Utilizing running as your only source of fitness can possibly leave you injured in the long run (no pun intended). I’ve heard far too many times of obsessed runners suffering from weak IT Bands but continue to run causing more injury. I personally think runners may fear getting slower by adding a weight training regiment to their routine. Allowing your body to try something different will allow it to grow, adapt and get stronger at the end of the day. In combination with an awesome nutrition plan you will be in first place in no time!
Improve Your Range of Motion!
To improve my stability, I typically stick to bodyweight workouts like push-ups, squats, lunges and the dreadful burpees. These moves keep my range of motion(ROM) high and at the same time, increases my stability muscles for better performance in future training events such as youtube workouts!
As stated previously, running alone will not make you faster. Strength training is a sure way to increase your body’s endurance to handle more miles on the road and eventually become a stronger runner.
What workouts do you suggest for stability?
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