The Crunchless Core Workout For Runners

  • By Jon-Erik Kawamoto, CSCS, CEP
  • Published Jul. 15, 2013
  • Updated Jul. 16, 2013 at 9:11 AM UTC
Working the core muscles leads to better and faster running. Photo:

Offset Reverse Lunge

This exercise will increase lower body strength and improve balance, coordination and pelvic and core stability.

How to
Hold a weight in your right hand and stand with your feet hip width apart. Take a large step backward with your right leg. Go into a lunge. Return to the starting position by stepping forward and upward with your left leg. Perform 8-12 repetitions and switch sides. Perform 2-3 sets.


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