3 Core Exercises Any Runner Should Do

If you like to run, then you need to ensure that you perform the proper exercises which will keep you in shape. Many times, this is harder said than done, and that’s why you need to do whatever it takes in order to maintain a great shape all while performing the necessary physical activity whenever you need it the most.

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But when it comes to finding the best workouts to help you balance your core and take it to the next level, it can be quite a hard thing to find a balance in this regard. Still, we have managed to compile a list with 3 of the best workouts that you need to perform right now if you want to stay healthy and maintain a good physical shape.

Focus on your entire core

The standard core routine is maybe one of the most common workouts that you need to perform if you want to address the core and you like to run a lot, but at the same time this can also be a little challenging as well, something that you need to take into account the best way you can.

The core workout will have to start with the modified bicycle, one of the best and simplest exercises that you can do out there, but this is only the beginning as you have a lot more stuff to do. You will have to continue with the plank, which is definitely one of the strangest, yet most rewarding exercises that you can do, but this does help a lot when it comes to bringing balance to your core. This standard core workout also includes the bridge, side plank, modified bird dog and a supine leg lift, all of which add up in order to address multiple portions of your core.

It’s a workout that, performed properly, can take just a few minutes, but the results will be more than impressive when you start doing it, that’s for sure.

 Focusing on hips and glutes

The interesting thing about this second workout is that, as the name says, it focuses on the glutesand hipsin an interesting manner. Not only does it provide you with a great set of results, but it’s very demanding as well and it’s great to stay in shape.

This particular workout includes a lateral leg raise, clam shells, hip thrusts, side steps, pistol squats, hip hikes and an iron cross. All of these are nice exercises that you need to perform and at the same time they offer a lot of value when it comes to your resistance and pose, so you should definitely integrate the workout in your routine, as it’s a great one!

A combination of the aforementioned two

If you want to get the best results, then you need to try out a combination of the entire core and hip workouts. This can be a challenge at first, but at the same time it can be a pleasant way to improve the way you work out, and that’s really interesting to say the least. The main idea here is to note down the exercises for each of the above workouts and create a set of around 5 exercises that you can perform, thendesign your own workout. Of course, this one is more permissive, but it’s a great way to focus on both your core and your hips.

At the end of the day, with the help of core exercises you can acquire some extraordinary results, so you should totally keep that in mind as it’s really important if you want to preserve or even improve your running capabilities!

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Steffy Alen

Steffy Alen