Are you training to get ready for the upcoming marathon?

Here are the top 5 exercises, picked by our Accredited Exercise Physiologist, that will help you prepare for any long-distance running!

1. Squats

An Exercise Physiologist at Your Health Hub doing squats

Squats are a multi joint exercise primarily strengthening the quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings. These are important muscles for running as they generate power during a running stride.

2. Lunges

An Exercise Physiologist at Your Health Hub doing lunges

Similar to squats, this exercise also targets the global muscles in the leg such as the glutes, hamstrings and quadriceps. This exercise can also challenge your balance. This exercise helps to strengthen key muscles utilised when running

3. Glute Bridges

An Exercise Physiologist at Your Health Hub doing glute bridges

This exercise strengthens the muscles in the glutes,  hamstrings and also the core. Important muscles for running due to providing pelvic stability and support through the posterior chain.

4. Crab Walk

An Exercise Physiologist at Your Health Hub doing crab walk

This exercise targets the glute muscles and assists to provide stability through your hips and knees. An important exercise to undertake in training to ensure correct running biomechanics.

5. Calf Raises

This exercise assists with strengthening the muscles in the lower limb such as the gastrocnemius and soleus. This is important because strong calves can decrease the pressure on important structures such as the achilles tendon and also assist in force absorption during the initial contact phase of running.

Not sure which exercise is right for you?

Feel free to book in an initial consultation with one of our Accredited Exercise Physiologists. Please phone 6122 0150 to book.