5 simple exercises to add strength training for runners at home
Yes, if you are a runner (especially if you are over 40) strength training should be part of your training plan. You have heard it before but have you done anything about it?
It’s easy, it’s effective and no you don’t have to lift heavy weights, using your body weight is a great way to start.
If it’s running specific then you can easily start to feel the effects in your running and feel yourself get stronger.
Getting stronger can only improve your running and reduce those risks of niggles and injuries.
So, what is stopping you?
- Don’t want to get big muscles?
These are the excuses I hear most, but more than likely it’s a fear of doing something you have never done before, taking yourself out of your comfort zone.
If you are serious about your running then Strength training for runners is essential.
Try this video of 5 Pilates for Runners exercises that can make a difference in your running.
The video goes through with instruction the 5 exercises listed below that will add strength training for runners. If you are new to Pilates then you can start with the Beginners videos on my YouTube Channel.
- Shoulder Bridge
- 1 Leg stretch
- Swim 4’s
- Side bend
Aim to do each one at least 5 times 3 times a week and as you get stronger then build up to 10 of each.
Click on the photo below to watch the video
All exercises add movement to replicate your running!
There you go 5 simple Pilates for Runners exercises that will make a difference to your running and you don’t need to step inside a gym or lift heavy weights.
If you want to find out more about how
Pilates for Runners can help your running
then email me and let’s have a FREE chat.