The stronger we are the faster we are. Adding strength training to your weekly exercise routine will not only help to prevent injury, but will help make running easier. When we run we are forward focused (in the frontal plane). Try to use the other planes of motion and make your strength routine multidimensional — moving backward and side to side. This type of training helps to reduce muscle imbalances, improve muscle recruitment and forces you to activate your core. For example, add a squat to your bicep curls, incorporate a side lunge with tricep kickbacks, and incorporate upright rows while standing on one leg. Join Moms on the Run this fall for our bootcamp classes to increase strength training in your running routine. Invest time in getting stronger and you'll reap the benefits in your run.
Contributed by Kristina Ticknor, Head Coach
Woodbury Moms on the Run
Today's Training Tip is sponsored by our partner Women Run the Cities (WRTC), an all-woman running event by Twin Cities in Motion. The WRTC event on Sept. 24, 2017, features races from one mile to a 10 mile. The photo below was taken at last year's WRTC event.