Aug 24

6 Core Workouts for Runners!

My workouts have changed significantly this year from having a singular focus on running, to incorporating a lot more swimming and cycling. The one thing that has not changed is my strength training routine and, core work is a major part of it. Today, along with all my friends in the monthly Wednesday round-up, we bring you six core workouts specifically for runners!

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This month I’m making it really easy for you to get this done. Below is my four minute video showing you a tabata like core routine you can do on it’s own, or as part of your overall strength training routine. I made it a few years ago while the boys played in the snow of the backyard so, if I can make the whole video in that time, you can squeeze in at least one round.

If you like options (and who doesn’t?) I put together Top 10 Plank Variations for a Stronger Core for Training Peaks a while back. If you know of any other ways to do planks, I don’t want to know about them!

Look Ma! One hand!

Look Ma! One hand!

And, as promised, below are five more core strengthening routines for you to cycle though. Click on the link to the blog page of each to find out more details on the moves. I don’t know half of the exercises Carly at Fine, Fit Day is referring to. Obviously she is on another level when it comes to core work!

HAPPY FIT MAMA 

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THIS RUNNER’S RECIPES

Core Workout for Runners This Runner's Recipes

 

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Nellie Core Workout

 

RUN FAR GIRL

Keep your core strong with this quick core workout for runners-RunFarGirl

FINE FIT DAY

Core Workout for Runners

Do you have a favorite core exercise?

Can you add anything to my plank variations?

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