Four Key Core Exercises For Runners

Reduce the risk of injuries without ever leaving your living room!

Strong legs are a must for runners, but to become a more resilient athlete making sure you have strong core is key.

“[Core] muscles are vital and they don’t always get worked enough with just running,” explained Carl Leivers, an Atlanta-based running coach. “If you don’t have hours to spend in the gym it’s always best to focus on core muscles—and not just abs.  Back muscles are just as important and are often ignored.”

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