Lots of you have asked me to share some exercises to help you strengthen your ankles. It’s an important area for us runners, and an area lots of us will have injured before, with ankle sprains etc… Previous ankle injuries often leave a distinct weakness and instability, and this is certainly something worth working on to help prevent future problems.
I’m all about making your running strength exercises as time-efficient as possible, so you can get maximum benefit with the least faffing about, leaving you more time to get out and run. This side plank variation is a great example of exactly the type of exercise that fits the bill perfectly – we can work your core and target glute med at the same time.
Today I want to take a look at some great footage that coach has provided, featuring pro triathlete Mirinda Carfrae on a one hour training run after a 100 mile bike session.
Performing this one leg deadlift variation with added resistance, like a medicine ball or dumbbells will further challenge you in terms of strength, throughout this functional movement.
This dead bug exercise is great for us runners to help build a stronger set of abdominal muscles and develop better core control.
Today I’m starting a new series on YouTube sharing exercises and drills to help you develop running speed. Whether you’re a distance runner or sprinter these tips will help you increase your pace!