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Running Strength + Cross Training

Running Strength + Cross Training

Use these videos to gain functional strength to help you become a more balanced, resilient, and powerful runner. From stabilizing your hips and activating your glutes to power your "push off", to strengthening your back core muscles that keep your posture optimized when you get tired, there's a video to get stronger in the real ways you need as a runner.

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Running Strength + Cross Training
  • Running Efficiency Boost

    Use this routine to strengthen your glutes and core, increase hip mobility, improve arm swing, and optimize your form for the miles ahead.
    - Focus: strength, performance
    - Key muscles: glutes, hips, core, back, shoulders
    - When: pre-run or cross-training
    - Suggested props: strap/belt/tie, 2 block...

  • Power Your Push Off

    Your glutes are the Boss of your "push off," so make sure they're doing their job. Use this routine to activate and strengthen your butt while mimicking forward motion to add stability and power to your stride.
    - Focus: strength, performance
    - Key muscles: hips, glutes
    - When: pre-run or cross-tr...

  • Functional Core

    Functional (practical) core strength means core muscles that are strong enough to safely and effectively power sport and life movement. Use this routine to build a foundation of deep core strength that will help you gain and sustain power when you walk, run, cycle, and more.
    – Focus: core strengt...

  • Hip Strength + Stability

    15 minutes to stronger hips! Use this routine to strengthen the smaller, intrinsic (supporting) muscles of your hips, improving your stability to keep you moving forward with power and avoiding imbalance and injury.
    - Focus: hip strength + stability
    - Key muscles: hips, glutes
    - When: pre-workout...

  • How To Activate Your Glutes

    A few minutes spent activating and strengthening your glutes will add power to your stride and any workout. Use this routine to wake up and strengthen your butt!
    - Focus: strength, performance
    - Key muscles: glutes
    - When: pre-workout or cross-training

  • Standing Balance Flow

    Challenge your standing balance while activating and strengthening your core and the muscles that stabilize your ankles, knees, and hips — adding more stability and power to all your movement.
    - Focus: balance
    - Key muscles: quads, hips, core
    - When: pre-workout or cross-training

  • Core Strength with Alysia Montaño

    Your core is your powerhouse — it's the engine for your extremities. Join Olympian Alysia Montaño at one of her local training spots for a quick routine to activate and strengthen your core muscles for running and beyond.
    - Focus: core strength
    - Key muscles: core, hips, glutes
    - When: pre-workou...

  • Core Training

    Use this routine to activate and strengthen your core muscles to keep your spine long and stable, helping to mitigate back pain and injuries, and optimize your posture for powerful, functional movement. Added bonus: you'll move outside your usual range of motion for big benefits.
    – Focus: core st...

  • Stroller Running Strength

    Get strong to run with that stroller! Use this routine to build the strength needed to optimize your stride and reduce stroller running strain — and injury risk.
    - Focus: injury prevention, performance, strength
    - Key muscles: hips, glutes, core, back, shoulders
    - When: pre-stroller run or cross-...

  • Full Body Core

    Use this core routine to work your entire body as the integrated unit it's designed to be by incorporating your shoulders and upper back, plus your extremities. Includes core activation and plank variations to increase your total body strength and stability.
    – Focus: core strength
    – Key muscles: ...

  • Run Your Core

    Build core strength to stabilize your structure for functional (running!) movement, so that you can gain and sustain power even when you get tired. Don't waste time flailing around on your back. Instead, mimic your most common movement pattern to gain practical strength you can actually use.
    - Fo...