BRIEF STRENGTH SESSION SAVES TIME FOR SUMMER FUN: “5 Quick Strength Exercises For Runners” written by Jeff Horowitz for Competitor.com incorporates exercises I have performed in various strength training workout prescriptions that target muscles of the upper and lower extremities, back, and abdomen. If you’re looking to add one strength session each week to your program, short enough that you won’t want to skip it, try this one. There are instructions on how to make each one more challenging (advanced). The deadlift/front raises and pullovers require some additional equipment, and some of the advanced forms.
Be careful not to assume that the image on each page shows you how to perform the exercise, but read the details of the form in order to work on the specifically targeted muscle groups.
- Deadlifts and Front Raises
- Fire Hydrants
- Hip Raises (many know this as a Bridge)
The exercises were excerpted from the book, “Quick Strength For Runners” by Jeff Horowitz (VeloPress 2013).
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