One of the biggest problems many runners and triathletes face is injuries. One of the reason is because all their activities are in the same plane of motion, meaning they go in a straight line forward. It is super important to work the body from all different planes of direction and from different angles. Working the body from all different directions will decrease the chances of muscle imbalances and strengthen all of the small stabilizer muscles.
Another issue with many triathletes and long distance runners is that they neglect to work their core muscles (muscles in the torso area). The longer a person trains, the stronger the core needs to be to endure the pounding it is taking.
Today, I would like to share with you a video that I did with Tracey on NBC. Tracey was featured in this blog last week and is more fit now than she was 20 years ago in college (and she was a collegiate athlete!)
I teach a class at Supreme called Got Core and it is a challenging 30 min core class, mostly performed on the ball. We meet T/H at 5:30 pm. Click here for more details. Feel free to try the class out for free to decide if it is right for you.
Check out Madison Fit Fun Bootcamps for a total body fat burning, and athletic performance enhancing workout, that works the body in every plane of motion imaginable!
I would love to hear from you! How has your leg strength or core strength helped you in long distance sports? Or how has not having strong legs and core hurt you?