NIKE+ RUN CLUB, THROUGH THE NIKE+ TRAINING CLUB offers a quick fix to strength routine boredom by offering 3 EXERCISES that will help improve core stability as well as strengthen the lower body. I may not make all three a permanent part of my go-to workout, but it’s good to shake things up and find some moves that are not as easy as those I perform regularly. The slight difficulty experienced when trying new exercise moves remind us that we always can find ways to improve. I like these 3 because they don’t require special equipment or too much coordinated movement. The Kneeling Hip and Chest Stretch fills a gap in my exercises. It will help train me to keep my shoulders back and chest expanded when running to improve breathing, while working in single leg balance!
“A stronger athlete makes a faster runner.” Says Nike+ Run Club. “Start by working everything from the waist down with these runner-friendly exercises from Swedish pole vaulter Angelica Bengtsson—a brief sample from her 15-minute "Abs and Arms Workout" on the Nike+ Training Club app.”
1. Tempo Squats to Bench
2. Hip Extension with Knee Tuck
3. Kneeling Hip and Chest Stretch
I downloaded the FREE NIKE+TRAINING CLUB app to see if I can find more workouts to occasionally intersperse with the tried-and-true routines I perform most often. It can be difficult to find good free apps, and this one receives high ratings.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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