Got excuses? NOT TODAY! No ifs, ands, or jiggle butts…that means YOU! No Excuses!
You know cardio isn’t a leg workout right?Yes running does wonderful things for our legs and butt…BUT it’s not enough!
The best strength exercises for runners have two characteristics:
- They prevent injuries by focusing on the specific needs of runners (hip and glute strength)
- They are compound, multi-joint movements like squats (the machines in the gym do NOT count)
For most runners, the largest benefit of strength training is a reduction in running injuries. With stronger muscles, connective tissues, and more resilience to fatigue, you’ll get hurt less often..and be able to increase your speed easier.
According to StrengthRunner.com,”here is a list of the best strength exercises for runners:
They’re simple, basic movements that all of us as runners should be able to do.”
The best news? We do all of these exercises!
Need more reasons to ditch the excuses? We all know this…but it never hurts to be reminded…Why do we take the time to strength train? Read on…
Enough chatting…let’s get to work.
Day 8 exercises: 3 sets of 10
- Donkey Kicks + Fire Hydrants
- Weighted Squats
- Plank – (:45 2X)
I know you love wall sits so lets do it 3 times!
Wall sit with heel raise for 1 minute, single right leg raise for :30, then single left leg raise for :30.
You can do this! Take a break into between if you need to but push through!
No ifs, ands, or jiggly butts…and no excuses Crew!