Check out this article from Runner’s World titled “Fully Fit”. (broken link – sorry)
This 2011 article By Sarah Lorge Butler describes a series of whole body strengthening exercises that she learned from Olympic coach John Cook. There are a lot of exercises here and most can be done without equipment.
In the article Sarah says that she integrated some of the exercises into her training and managed a PR in the 5K. Coach Cook says that these exercises are designed to not only make you faster but also to help you avoid injury.
As I sit here writing with an ice pack on my knee, that sounds like a brilliant idea! Try going through all of them once and see which ones you struggle with the most. Those moves are hitting your weak areas where you are most likely to sustain an injury.
By carving out 10 minutes for a few of these exercises in your gym routine or after run cool down, you could prolong your running career and improve your performance.
Improve your form and improve your run.
Run well my Friends!
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