3 Must do Exercises for Runners
Bondi Junction Eastern Suburbs Sydney Physio Explains

By Jason Wright July 3, 2020

3 Must do Exercises for Runners
Bondi Junction Eastern Suburbs Sydney Physio Explains

Posted in by Jason Wright on July 3, 2020.

If you’ve recently returned to running, then these tips will keep you running and reduce your risk of injury.

As gyms have been closed you may have taken up running and this may be the largest amount of running that you have done in some time. Running is great for you and has so many health benefits but running on its own in the absence of strength has the potential to reap havoc on your body.

These tips are 3 must do strength exercises for runners.

Exercise 1

Firstly, do a Bulgarian split squat, placing your foot on a chair or couch, with the weight through the front heel.

You should lower your bottom down towards your heels. Your knee position needs to be behind your toes and in line with the outside of your foot.

Exercise 2

Secondly, a single leg bridge is done by lying on your back, bending both knees up with one knee at 90 degrees, pushing your weigh through the leg on the floor.

Lift your bottom up into the air, trying to increase the angle of the hip you are pressing through.

Exercise 3

Thirdly, do a sprinter calf raise, placing your hands on the wall leaning at an angle, raise of knee up and pull your toe up towards your knee at 90 degrees.

Slowly come up off your back heel onto your toes, holding this for a second and then slowly lowering down.

Summary

If you can do at least 3 to 4 sets of 8 reps for each of these exercises about 2 times per week, you will be much less likely to suffer an injury and become stronger and faster as a runner.

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