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Balance & Core Exercises For Runners

Posted Jun 03 2010 10:27am

  • Single leg balance w/ leg or arm reaches
  • Single leg squat
  • Single leg hop

Next I got into core exercises with the group...

So why core exercises for runners?

1. Provides stability and support to the pelvis and spine
2. Thought to be where all movement comes from
3. Allows the limbs to move more efficiently
4. Prevents foot, knee, hip, and lower back pain

And here are the exercises I took the runners through
  • Side Plank w/ leg and arm variations
  • Front Plank w/ leg abduction and hip extension
  • Push-up Plank w/ opposite knee to elbow drive

Impressive plank I'm doing, huh? Not cause of my form, but the skinny khakis...they look great.

After all the presentations, I took a picture with fellow presenters, Sarah Stanley (extreme athlete) and Robert Gillanders (physical therapist). Love the picture, but disappointed to place first for the 'shiniest face' award.

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