As a runner, it can be easy to only focus on improving your race time by spending hours on the track, street, or dirt path. You need to run to get better at running, right? If you want to improve your race time along with reducing your risk of injury, you need to start incorporating weight lifting exercises into your weekly training routine. Resistance training is an excellent way to build lean muscle tissue and, more importantly, correct any imbalances that you may have due to a focus on a running-only workout program. Let’s take a look at the 3 best exercises that runners need to do to get better at their sport.
This exercise is going to primarily target your glutes, which is a very important muscle for running stability.
Click here to watch a great tutorial on the Hip Thrust
Lunges build strength and improve length tension working relationships. They are a must for any type of fitness program, especially running.
Click here to watch a great tutorial on the Walking Lunges
The king of all exercises is a commonly featured exercise and with good reason: it’s one of the best. The squat works several major muscle groups, improving strength and coordination between all the muscles involved. It is the ideal runner’s exercise.
Click here to watch a great tutorial on the Squat
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