This exercise is perceived by many as a gym staple, and that’s for good reason. Step-up exercises are a fantastic way to strengthen your thigh and glute muscles, and different variations allow you to target different muscle groups specifically, depending on your needs. Be sure not to rush through your step-ups; go slowly, allowing yourself to feel the burn. When it comes to strength training, time under tension is more important than reps or even weight.
Prisoner Calf Raises
Runner’s knee isn’t just uncomfortable or inconvenient; it can lead to more serious injuries in the long run. We strongly recommend that you waste no time in talking to a trusted physical therapist about how you can address it.
Storks with Swiss Ball
All of the exercises outlined above can be excellent ways to ensure your muscles are more well-rounded and capable of sustaining you through your runs safely. When done correctly – and preferably under the guidance of a physical therapist – these strengthening exercises for runners can also help you run faster while reducing your rate of fatigue and risk of injury.