7 Series | Foam Roller Exercises
7 workouts | 7 mins | 7 exercises
Foam roller exercises for runners is the 2nd 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 reduce your chance of injury.
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 – Foam Roller Exercises
Foam roller exercises can be very useful to improve mobility and get you ready to run. Gone are the days of just standing around holding static stretches for a few seconds. Just 7 minutes of dynamic foam roller exercises prior to running will help improve your mobility and muscle power. Ultimately making you more efficient and less likely to get injured. 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
Like our Facebook page to keep updated on more useful tips to improve your running efficiency, and stay injury-free.