Core Stability For Runners
Core stability is the ability to control the position and movement of the central portion of your body. It is possible to target this area to strengthen your core stability thus improving your running performance.
Good core stability will maximise running performance and will help prevent injuries. Any power a body has must be controlled. A properly conditioned core will help to control that power, allowing smoother, more efficient and thus better control over coordinated movements in the limbs. A well conditioned core will help to maintain good posture whilst running and thus reduce the risk of injury.
“Lie down on Stomach”
“Lift onto Elbows & Toes”
“Note, keep straight as a Plank and try and relax”
“Hold for 30 secs, increase to 60 secs, as you get fitter”
“Lie down on stomach, bend knees, hands softly touching sides of your head”
“Slowly lift your left shoulder, touch right knee with left elbow – lower back down”
“Slowly lift right shoulder, and touch left knee with right elbow – lower back down”
“Repeat 2 sets of 10”
” Key to this ( all ) exerciser, is to do it very slowly.