5 Exercises Every Runner Should Do

Now that the weather is improving, its time to hit the outdoors for training! As runners, we are constantly working on training regimes and trying to prevent injury. Many runners only focus on time goals, distance goals, and speed goals. However, we very seldom focus on fitness goals. Since running only primarily works the muscles in the sagittal plane of the body, we rarely get proper training of other important muscles. Try these 5 exercises to prevent very common running injuries like IT Band syndrome, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and lower back pain. 1. Soleus Calf Raise: The soleus is the endurance muscle of the calf. It constantly fires during running and is the prima

Why Everyone Should Exercise this ONE Muscle!

The gluteus medius is one of the most important muscles in the body. However it doesn’t get enough credit. The gluteus medius, or commonly called the glut med or side butt, is the muscle that sits at the side and back of your hip. You can activate it by lifting your leg out to the side, but this is not its only function. The glut med is also responsible for keeping your hips level during standing, walking, running…basically all weight bearing tasks. When it’s weak, you will either display a “trunk lean” or “hip drop” in your weight-bearing movement patterns. Sometimes these poor movement patterns are quite obvious, but other times they are not as drastic. During walking, the glut med

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