Strength training is essential to running because it builds power and strength in key running muscles like the glutes, quads, and calves. It also corrects muscle imbalance. Ultimately strength training translates to better running economy and performance, as well as injury prevention and discomfort.
STRENGTH TRAINING WITH RESISTANCE BANDS
1) Side Steps
Benefits: Stabilises and strengthens the hip abductors
According to research, many running overuse injuries, such as Runners Knee and ITBs, are linked to weakness in the hip muscles.
2) Monster Steps
Benefits: Targets the entire lower body, including the hip muscles and (most especially) the glutes
3) Standing Hip Abduction
Benefits: Targets the hip muscles and the glutes; it also improves balance
4) Ankle Dorsiflexion
5) Resistance Band Squat
Benefits: Squats target the core, glutes, quadriceps and calves. It's great for promoting mobility and a full range of motion in the entire lower body.
6) Standing Kickbacks
Benefits: Targets the hamstrings (the muscles of the back of the thighs) and the glutes
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