Working up to running

Djbrat By Djbrat, 27th Mar 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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If you are a beginner is the sport of running, try these exercises to build up your strength so you won't injure yourself.

Before you run

If you are a beginner in running, it’s probably a safe bet not to go for it at full force right in the beginning. You should work up to running, meaning build up your leg and core strength first. About a week or so before you actually plan on running, focus your attention more on cross-training and building your core strength.

Build up your strength

To build your abdominal muscles, do crunches and sit ups. My favorite is the plank exercise, this is where you get into push up position and then lift your knees off the floor so your back is flat like a board. Hold the position for at least to the count of ten.

To build up your leg strength, exercise on an elliptical machine or go for a bike ride. These are both great exercises to build up leg strength without the impact. After a week of these exercises you should be ready to hit the pavement or jump on the treadmill, the choice is yours.

Hope this helps….thanks for reading ♥♥

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Abdominals, Core, Cross-Training, Exercise, Running

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
27th Mar 2013 (#)

Good tips, Djbrat - slow and steady is the way - siva

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author avatar Delicia Powers
27th Mar 2013 (#)

Great, and thanks...

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author avatar Carol
27th Mar 2013 (#)

Great tips, many thanks

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author avatar Kingwell
27th Mar 2013 (#)

That's the way to go my friend. Good post.

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author avatar Songbird B
28th Mar 2013 (#)

Good advice as always in your articles Dina..Thank you for sharing my friend\0/x

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