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Take your running to the next level with the core strengthening exercise 100s!

Monday, January 12, 2015
Hey RIF REVers!

Paul here! Hope you guys have been having a great running week and getting back into the swing of things now. We kicked off our year with an awesome group of RIF REVers who attended Will’s Run Right workshop over the weekend. Thanks for coming along guys, we hope you all got a lot out of it and have been able to get out and try some of what you learnt. 

With many marathons and running events just around the corner this week I wanted to revisit and focus on your core strength for running. As a runner you want to be constantly progressing your abdominal strength routine. This is because it’s one of the crucial areas of the body that if strong and stable will assist with your endurance and keep you moving forwards, especially over those longer distances. Essentially you need to be able to keep very long and strong through the centre as you run because once your core starts to become unstable your whole stride and consequently technique will falter. Not what you want over those longer races! 

In this video Ang takes you through a simple, intermediate and advanced version of the core strengthening exercise called 100s. This is a slightly more advanced one guys so make sure you are fit and healthy before beginning, also if you have  any injuries or lower back conditions be sure to check with your health care professional beforehand. Pair this strengthening exercise with some good hip flexor stretches to ensure you’re also LENGTHENING, which is just as important as strengthening and will help you get the most out of your program. 

Big congratulations goes out to all our friends who ran at Glasshouse Mountain and the Cadbury marathon over the weekend! Best of luck to our RIF REVers preparing for 6 Foot Track and Gold Coast marathon later in the year, as well as our awesome international RIF REVers training for upcoming running events!
  
Talk soon guys, 

Paul 






Warning: This blog is intended as a starting point for runners to understand their body and begin to address weaknesses and tension that can lead to injury. It does not constitute advice and is not a treatment tool. If you have any health condition or injury whatsoever, check with your personal health care practitioner before attempting any strategy listed. Use at your own risk and stop if you experience any pain or discomfort.

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