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5 Functional Exercises Every Runner Should Be Doing

  • 3 min read
  • April 2020
  • By Body Coach Anthony Pavlich, PT, DPT, CSCS
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Runners are really good at moving in one direction, but this overload in the sagittal plane often leads to poor hip stability and glute facilitation. Long term these deficits can lead to compensations in movement patterns and eventually injury. The exercises below help to facilitate the glute, core, and single leg dynamic stability that is crucial for any runner. As always do not forget to foam roll before and after.

 

01

Lateral Band Walks

02

Step-Ups

03

Anterior Reach

04

Front Plank

05

Heiden Hops

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