Adding strength training to your running is a good thing.
Only, most runners use simple exercises that isolate muscle groups.
When exercises isolate muscle groups, they not only fail to help with injury prevention or speed, but they also waste time.
Instead, exercises should be compound movements that use multiple areas that better help runners have a long and healthy running career.
Targeting your glutes and “core” is always the best place to start, but you shouldn’t neglect the rest of your body.
This includes the upper body.
Take a look at the video below I posted after my run this morning.
The movement is excellent for runners who want to tone their arms and upper body — without adding a ton to their already full schedule.
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