The Crunchless Core Workout For Runners

Working the core muscles leads to better and faster running. Photo: www.shutterstock.com

Staggered Stance Offset Romanian Deadlift

Why
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 right foot on your toes in line with your left heel, placed hip width apart. Soften your left knee and puff out your chest. Hinge over by pushing your hips back. Reach a 90-degree hip angle. Return to the starting position. Perform 8-12 repetitions and switch sides. Perform 2-3 sets.

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About The Author:

Jon-Erik Kawamoto, CSCS, CEP is a runner, strength coach and personal trainer and owner of JKConditioning in St. John’s, NL, Canada. Jon specializes in strength training endurance athletes and is currently in the middle of preparing a strength training resource for runners. Stay in touch by checking out http://www.JKConditioning.com.

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