7 Series | Strength Training For Runners

7 workouts | 7 mins | 7 exercises

Strength Training For Runners is the first instalment of our 7 Series. A series of 7 workouts, each 7 minutes long with 7 exercises in each. These short and manageable conditioning programmes aim at making you stronger, improve your running efficiency and ultimately help injury prevention. They include exercises to help with:

  • Strength training for runners
  • Warm up before running
  • Runner’s Knee exercises
  • Achilles Tendinopathy exercises
  • Shin Splints exercises
  • Plantar Fasciitis exercises
  • ITB Friction Syndrome exercises

More and more people are running – fact! Whether it be an individual pursuit to get fit or a social endeavour to meet other people. Running is simple, time effective and a cheap way to keep your body and mind healthy. It’s the purist form of activity that our bodies are designed to do. Yes, everybody! So it is our aim to keep you running, pain free.

We live in a fast paced world where every minute is precious. We also know that to keep runners running, injury free, we need to keep certain muscles in check. That’s why we’ve developed a simple 7 minute workout tailored to runners.

After a good 8 hours sleep that leaves 16 hours of the day. 960 minutes per day. 6720 minutes in the week. Just 7 minutes out of 6720 can improve your running and help reduce your chance of injury. I’d say that’s worth a go!

7 Series – Strength Training For Runners

Current research shows us that strength training for runners improves running efficiency. This dispels the myths that strength work increases your body weight and slows you down. Completely the opposite. Your muscles and tendons are your bodies springs. The better they work the less force is placed on your joints. In this video we’ve targeted the main muscle groups used when you run.

Try the workout below.

Simple workouts, to make your own.

You can repeat the 7 minute workout 2 or 3 times if you’re feeling good. Or try it out more than once in the week between runs.

As with all these exercises, if you experience pain at any point do not carry on and push through. Seek advice from a Physio. To help you recognise good pain vs bad pain take a look at our recent blog here

Look out for our next instalment in the the 7 Series coming soon

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