Cross Training for Runners

by | Nov 25, 2015 | Blog, Fitness

Let’s talk cross training.

A Running Room group reached out to me for some help, so I thought I’d share with you, what I shared with them.

Cross-training helps to increase your endurance, shorten your marathon time, and improve your oxygen output, but many runner’s don’t do it, and are at risk of injury and experience pain after running.

This often happens due to muscular imbalances, and often this is because you guys rock at running and have really strong ‘running muscles’, but not always the strength and balance in other muscles your body needs for proper posture, joint integrity and running longevity.  Here are a couple of quick videos give you some ideas!

20 Minute HIIT Workout
Strengthens your cardio for hill sprints, your core for more push and less strain on your back, and your upper body which runners use more than they think!

Tabata Workout
An awesome way to train your hill and fast sprints.  You learn how to really push through 20 seconds both mentally and physically.

15 Butt Bonus Workout
A big thing running athletes don’t have is developed glut medius muscles, which is the side of your butt.  You have fantastic glut max, but need the med to support your hip and knee joints, along with low back.  Here’s a quick little butt challenge for you to try….

If you’re looking to increase your running endurance, improve your oxygen output, creat muscular balance and decrease your rate of injury I’d love to help cross-train you!

You can sign up HERE if you’re interested!

Let me know if you have any questions!

Showing you the real girls approach to a badass body,
Ashley Dale Grant

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