Posted by: / July 8, 2020
Category: sports injuries
Since the beginning of isolation lots of people have taken up running to maintain some fitness and ease stress or boredom.
Running is a great activity to increase our aerobic fitness and burn calories whilst improving cardiovascular health and maintaining muscular endurance.
However running injuries can also occur due to rapid increases of load over a short period of time so its important to take things slow.
In the video are some great exercises to strengthen our lower limb muscles to increase the their durability and also promote healthy joints to reduce the likelihood of any running based injuries.
Single leg exercises are awesome for runners as it challenges our balance as well. However if the single leg exercise is too challenging it’s important to start with the double leg version and work your way up.
Try doing one, two or all of these exercises for 3 sets of 10-12 reps with 30-60 seconds between sets. Make sure you do equal repetitions on both legs.
If you are not a runner or a walker, these are still some great exercises to incorporate into your next home workout.