Running is one of the best cardiovascular exercises that there is. It’s a fast way to shed those extra pounds for good and help you tone your body—especially your legs. Nevertheless, if you don’t balance your running with the right cross training strength program, you will, over time, develop muscle imbalances, which can compromise your performance and lead to pain and injury. So do you think that you have any muscle imbalances? Spoiler’s alerts: of course—especially if you are a runner. And now it’s time for you to address the issue for good. You ready?
The Two Keys To Weight Loss Running Get this: To lose weight effectively with running, you (1) need to follow a sound and healthy diet (not the subject of this post) and (2) follow a running routine that’s specifically tailored to help you burn the maximum amount of calories in the shortest time possible (the subject of this post). Therefore, if you are looking to burn off some serious calories on your next run, here are the run workouts you should do.
Resistance bands are usually made of strong, thin, and long rubber with handles at each end, and come in a wide variety of resistance levels, depending on your fitness skill and training goals. You can buy these in line with your fitness level and training goals—in other words, they are easily customized. In my experience, resistance band exercises are one of the best tools you can use to keep strength training when you no longer have access to a gym or just dot want to go there for all personal reasons. Also, stacking dumbells in your living room might be an attractive option.
Can you run a 10K without breaking a sweat but not touch your toes even if your life depended on it? Well, don’t worry, you are not alone. Scores of runners suffer from flexibility issues. In fact that’s a part of the training process. Running by definition leaves the telltale signs of tight lower back, gluteus, quads, hamstrings and calves. And if you don’t work diligently on working on these areas, they can lead to muscles imbalances, injuries and poor performance. Well, fret no more. Yoga is the practice you need to keep your body healthy and run injury-free for the long haul. It is the perfect antidote.
Strength is the foundation of every athletic movement there is, whether it’s running, biking, soccer, you name it And as a runner, there is nothing more important than strength training to help you run faster and protect your body against injury. 8 Strength Training Strategies That Actually Work For Runners