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Resistance Band Moves for Runners

by | Jun 12, 2019 | Optimize Weekly

If you are not a runner you may be thinking the best way to be good at running to just run, and run a lot. This is not so much wrong, but running does require more than just being able to go for significant distances. You use a variety of lower body work, so to be sure you are performing your best, you need to make sure you are conditioning the best you can.

Keep You Moving

We are focusing on lower body movements to get your body primed for your run. These moves will target your hamstrings, hips and glutes so your muscles are strong and capable to keep you going through those long distances.

All you will need for these moves is a Loop, a foam roller and something to elevate yourself up on. For this video we used the Ergo Plyo Boxes, a light resistance Loop and a Rumble Roller Gator. However, you may use anything from super light all the way up to very heavy resistance. The amount of resistance just depends on you and what you are trying to accomplish.

Know Before You Go

The best part about the Loop is that you can take this with you to warm up right before your run. If you are following all these movements we recommend warming up somewhere you have access to plyo boxes or a chair to get yourself elevated and a foam roller. These movements may be transferred anywhere you go, but to perform all of these moves you may be restricted in the outdoor.

MOVES

  • Elevated Hip Flexor March
  • Standing Adduction
  • Monster Walks
  • Standing Glute Kickbacks
  • Internal Rotation
  • External Rotation

Each amount of reps you will perform is based on you, for warm ups we recommend around 10-12 reps for each movement. But if you need more or are going for just a full workout, you may perform multiple sets of each move.

Give these moves a try before your next run and let us know what you think!

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