Improve Your Running with This Simple Workout (It’s Great for Non-Runners, too!)

Improve Your Running with This Simple Workout (It’s Great for Non-Runners, too!)

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Improve Your Running with This Simple Workout (It’s Great for Non-Runners, too!)

Hey all you runners! Lacing up your sneakers isn’t the only thing you should be doing to improve your running. It’s important to cross-train to create better muscle balance and boost your stamina and form. This simple workout from Runtastic’s fitness coach Lunden Souza will do just that.

Not a pavement pounder? These moves are great for non-runners, too! They improve your core, build strength, and develop overall muscle balance, coordination, and control.

The Workout

  • 20 Squats (add dumbbells to increase the intensity)
  • 20 Side Lunge and Reach (add dumbbells to increase the intensity)
  • 10 Push-Ups
  • 12 Marching Bridges
  • 20 Lunge to High Knee
  • 10 Jump Squats

Go through all of the exercises with little to no rest in between. Then rest at the end for 1 to 2 minutes (or until you’re able to catch your breath and can hold a conversation). Repeat the circuit 3 to 5 times.

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With over 120 million downloads and 60+ million registered users, Runtastic is a leader in the digital health and fitness space, providing a comprehensive ecosystem for your health and fitness tracking needs. Runtastic offers 15+ unique apps across four platforms, including the flagship Runtastic app, which integrates flawlessly with your MyFitnessPal account. Automatically sync all Runtastic fitness activities to your MyFitnessPal account to keep an accurate count of calories burned and more. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, improve overall health or train for your first running race, Runtastic and MyFitnessPal are a great fit for users of all levels. And, for those seeking out additional diverse, quality content to help you reach goals and live better, visit the Runtastic blog.


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