Runner Excercises

Runner Excercises

 

If you are looking at runner exercises, you’ll want to keep in mind these exercises and what they are used for. These are tailored to help the runner choose which area(s) they need to further their skill level and ability in. This list of four will cover individual training tactics that when combined will further any runner’s overall performance and efficiency.

Strength Training: The best strength exercises specific to runners of all types include: Back Extensions, Kettelbell squats/overhead press, overhead lunges, alternating dumbbell row, and rotational shoulder press.

Strength training is necessary for increasing muscle tone, mass and definition. These exercises cover all of the necessary improvements that would be desirable for increasing performance specific to running.

Core Training: The best core exercises specific to runners of all types include: Plank, Lower-Body Russian Twist, Scorpion, stability ball hip extensions and jackknife.

Core training is necessary for maintaining muscle tone, mass and definition. These exercises cover all of the necessary improvements that would be desirable for increasing performance specific to running.

Agility Training: The best agility exercises specific to runners of all types include: Suicides, karaoke steps, agility ladder (lateral single leg hop), jump and reaches, and rapid alternating step-ups.

Agility training is necessary for increasing speed and timing. These exercises cover all of the necessary improvements that would be desirable for increasing performance specific to running.

Endurance Training: The best endurance exercises specific to runners of all types include: implementing Walk breaks, plyometrics, and interval training.

Endurance training is necessary for increasing a runners stamina. These exercises cover all of the necessary improvements that would be desirable for increasing performance with regards to stamina specific to running.

Whether one chooses to include all or one of these exercises into a workout regimen they will see improvements in the respective categories. These exercises provide a basis of understanding what areas one could improve in. While all of these areas make up a well rounded and balanced athlete, one may want to strengthen each category individually. If this method is desired, then the athlete would have to keep up with the previous category, so that their efforts aren’t for nothing.

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