Hey friends! I’ve been busy this week on the blog and off, writing up some new articles for The Fit Cookie and elsewhere. I wanted to share with you one of my guest post articles I wrote for the Weck Method blog! My guest article was posted yesterday, so you can head over there to read it!
Since I have been in and out of physical therapy for recurring tendinitis in my knee (still going once a week), I know the importance of injury prevention for runners. My body just naturally creates muscle knots all over very easily for some reason, especially in my legs, so physical therapy is something that I will probably need off an on for the next few years.
The great thing about going to physical therapy is that I’ve learned a lot about functional exercises and what runners need most: good balance, strong glutes, and good single-leg strength training added to their strength routine.
Here are 6 single-leg exercises for runners that is great for improving glute and hip strength and stability:
- Single Leg Runners
- Single Leg RDLs
- Single leg bridges
- Single leg squat
- Single leg hop
- Single leg march with glute activation