Im­pact Strength­en­ing

50,000 rea­sons to in­clude these ex­er­cises in your strength­en­ing plan

Canadian Running - - DEPARTMENTS - By Brit­tany Mo­ran

To run your best, you must be strong. Ev­ery time you strike the ground your body must take on 2.5x your body weight in force, and if you are run­ning a marathon you will take 40–50,000 steps. So, adding strength train­ing to your rou­tine can have a big im­pact on your per­for­mance and in­jury pre­ven­tion. Here are some strength ex­er­cises that will help you to run stronger and find your edge. The fo­cus is on core and hip sta­bil­ity along with run-spe­cific co­or­di­na­tion. Al­ways keep in mind qual­ity over quan­tity. Aim for 1–3 strength ses­sion per week.

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