3 Core Strengthening Exercises for Runners

by Nov 23, 2016Exercises

Core Exercises Every Runner Should Do

This time, Jack shows us three core strengthening exercises for runners.

Today we focused on strengthening my hip muscles. My outer hips are relatively weak, as the result balance has been an Achilles heel for me as a fencer. It’s hard for me to maintain torso stability after my attack lunge, which makes me vulnerable to an opponent’s counterattack with my body wavering and weapon hand searching for balance. Jayde also suggested that I tend to use my lower back to compensate for the outer hips, and it could increase my chance of getting injured.

1. Mountain Climbers

The first exercise helps you achieve the optimal body position for running. This will help take the strain off your back and hips.

2. Extension Exercises

The second exercise improves alignment, reducing stress on your joints.

3. Bar Rotation

The third exercise increases the speed at which your hips can roll. This will increase your running speed.

Book an appointment with Jack or any of our other physiotherapists by calling 604-500-7811 or emailing info@westcoastsci.com today!

Disclaimer: Always consult your physician before starting any exercise program.