Core Exercises for Runners

Have you ever felt that by the end of your run your movement pattern is a little less efficient, or that you don’t feel as stable? This could be from a lack of core strength and core stabilization. When a runner lacks core musculature it can lead to less efficient movement patterns, compensatory movements, strain on muscles, overuse of muscles, and potential running injuries (Fredericson, 2005).  By building strength in our core musculature we help improve our posture while running which leads … [Read more...]

Cross Training for Runners

Cross training is a type of training where the athlete trains in more than one sport in order to enhance their performance in their selected sport. For someone who trains in running cross training would involve a different aerobic sport such as swimming, cycling or strength training.  Running has great health benefits for the cardiorespiratory system, but what most runners forget is the importance of training the body to build muscle, bone, tendon and connective tissue strength in order to help … [Read more...]