LEG WORKOUT FOR RUNNERS
Strengthen those legs and glutes and fire up those
fast twitch muscles!
Yes, running is exercise, but runners still need to strength train!
Clamshells are great for hip stability. Keep your hips stable as you press your top knee open, then slowly close. Aim for 3 sets of 15-20 on each side.
LATERAL BAND WALKS
Increase hip and knee stability with banded walks! With the band above your ankles, aim for 10 steps to one side and back again. Repeat 2-3 times.
Kettlebell swings work many muscles, including your core, glutes, and legs. Your wrists should go between your inner thighs at the bottom, with your hips quickly driving the weight up to chest height. Try 3 sets of 10.
KETTLEBELL ROMANIAN DEAD LIFTS
Strengthen your entire posterior chain with this move. Keep your back flat, knees soft, and push your hips backward (not down). Go for 3 sets of 10.
Grow those fast twitch muscles for speed and power! Add in box jumps - 3 sets of 10. No box? Do squat jumps or pop squats instead.
ELEVATED GLUTE BRIDGES
Similar to floor glute bridges, these strengthen your booty. But with your feet elevated, you feel it more in your butt and less in your quads! Aim for 3 sets of 10 here.
Be sure to stretch and foam roll before AND after your workouts for proper mobility and to prevent injury!