Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Strength Training Tip For Runners #2-Push Ups

Push ups are a great total body exercise, they require you to engage your legs, butt, abs, chest and arms when done properly. In the gym, the best way to progress them is by starting with your hands elevated and slowly lowering yourself as you get stronger. A strong core and upper body makes a more resilient running!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Strength Training Tip For Runners #1- Reverse Lunge

Matt Kasee Training and Performance offers personal training, private small group training, nutrition counseling, and online coaching! Matt is ‘a slightly educated meathead who likes to help people, get people strong and feeling good’ (direct quote) and he’s offered to extend his knowledge to us! Each week we will be posting a strength training tip that will help keep us runners healthy and out on the roads!

This week’s is the Reverse Lunge: Great for single leg strength and balance. By stepping backwards on the lunge, you reduce stress on the knees, engage your glutes more and train acceleration when you step back up. As a beginner tip, place a bench in front of you to keep the knees from drifting too far forward.

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