Running can be an excellent way to get in a workout or it can be a serious calling. Whether you are eyeing professional competition or are just a recreational runner, there are certain exercises you can do to help improve your performance. The key here is remembering that running isn’t all about the legs. You need strength and endurance in order to get the most out of the running and that means building up core strength and improving muscle condition from the legs up.
It’s important to vary your running with these other exercises to ensure that you are getting a balanced workout and reaping the most benefit. This way you’ll not only build up strength but also increase speed when you do hit the track. As you improve your conditioning, you’ll be able to notice the difference in your running as you move more smoothly and quickly. With that in mind, here are six exercises that can help to improve your running performance:
Remember that your body is like an engine and the more you keep it in tune, the better it will perform. In order to keep running at your best, you need to make sure that your cardiovascular system, muscles and reflexes are all in top shape. Then you can bring all of those components together and get the most out of your running.
About our guest blogger: Scott Murphy is a writer who loves to write an article on various topics such as health, fitness, exercise etc. He has the passion for the sport over 20 years. He is a regular contributor to allrowers.com, a site offering reviews, workouts, industry news and education about the benefits of rowing and regular exercise.
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