TRX Strength Exercises for Runners

All running, all the time? More like some running, some of the time.

Gone are the days of running-only regimens, as strength and cross-training have become a necessary part of a runner's training plan.

Adding strength training to your workout schedule will not only make you faster and more efficient, it can also help prevent common running injuries and keep you off the injured reserve list.

To increase your running power and mobility, use these simple but effective body-weight exercises from TRX Training, designed specifically for runners. Perform all four sets of exercises below for a full-body, running-specific workout.

Hip and Ankle Mobility for Runners

Runners tend to overlook the importance of strong ankles and hips, but increasing mobility in these areas will likely prevent a running injury. This video also throws in an active plank to increase your overall stability.

 

Lower-Body and Core Strength for Runners 

This video includes challenging core and leg exercises, working the parts of your body you use most for running. These foundational movements will keep your critical muscles strong as you power through your next run.

 

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Erica Schuckies

Erica Schuckies is a writer for Active.com. After graduating from Colorado State University, she spent time working in the rodeo industry, followed by three years with Berkshire Hathaway's Business Wire. Erica enjoys fitness, running, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Follow Erica on on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.

Erica Schuckies is a writer for Active.com. After graduating from Colorado State University, she spent time working in the rodeo industry, followed by three years with Berkshire Hathaway's Business Wire. Erica enjoys fitness, running, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Follow Erica on on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.

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