Best Strength Training Exercises for Runners Part 4 of 5

1-Arm Bent Over DB Row   The 1-arm bent over d.b. row strengthens the back and torso stabilizing muscles.  Pulling the arm back into extension during running is key and can either assist or hinder the rest of your running mechanics depending upon your range of motion as well as many other factors.  For example,…

Best Strength Training Exercises for Running Part 3 of 5

Over Head Walking Lunge Walking lunges require strength and balance.  When adding an overhead reach and/or weight, the core (transverse abdominas, multifidi, deep spinal stabilizers,etc) should fully engage to assist in controlling the torso through the movement.  Over head walking lunges require coordination, strength, and balance from your entire body, which is why they are…

Best Strength Training Exercises for Running Part 2 of 5

Single Leg Romanian Dead lift Contralateral   Single Leg Romanian Deadlifts are one of the best single leg strengthening exercises!  This will strengthen your glutes and hamstings as well as the muscles in your foot and around your ankle.  Unlike walking, when we run there is only one leg on the ground at a time.…

The 7 Best Tips to Start Running

  Hooray!!  Spring is officially here!  As the weather becomes nicer, so does the amount of people that are getting outside and taking advantage of our beautiful weather.  Similar to the hoards of New Years gym goers excited to attack their resolutions, beginner runners hit the road with similar aspirations.  Getting started and sticking with…

Best Strength Training Exercises for Running Part 1 of 5

Lateral Mini Band Walk Runners not only need to have strong glutes, but they also need to use/activate them when they are running to get the most out of these horses.  Use the lateral mini band walks to develop your rear end and connect any missing links in your stride for a more powerful stride!…