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Reverse Plank
Feb 23, 2012 Ξ Leave a comment

Reverse Plank

posted by Chan

The Reverse Plank is a tough exercise to master, but well worth the effort. This exercise works your abdominals, glutes, and hamstrings.

Core Training

Reverse Crunch
Feb 21, 2012 Ξ 3 comments

Reverse Crunch

posted by Brandon

The reverse crunch is a simple exercise, yet crucial to creating a strong and functional core for running. You can perform this exercise on the ground or hanging from a  Full Article »

Core Training

Cobra
Nov 29, 2011 Ξ Leave a comment

Cobra

posted by Chan

This exercise is meant to increase spinal mobility, strengthen the lower and upper back, as well as the glutes.

Core Training

Donkey Whips
Nov 25, 2011 Ξ Leave a comment

Donkey Whips

posted by Chan

This may be a different version of the Donkey Whip than you are used to. Nevertheless, we believe this exercise will increase hip mobility and strength as well as core  Full Article »

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Back Bridge
Nov 23, 2011 Ξ 1 comment

Back Bridge

posted by Chan

The Back Bridge is a simple, yet incredibly effective means to engaging your glutes and hamstrings. Preparation: Lay on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the  Full Article »

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Runners Need Strong Glutes
Jun 29, 2011 Ξ 6 comments

Runners Need Strong Glutes

posted by Gareth

How much attention do you give your butt?  While this question is rarely discussed in our running circles, it is a question that deserves much attention.  Runners of all calibers  Full Article »

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Hip Strengthening Routine
Mar 9, 2011 Ξ 7 comments

Hip Strengthening Routine

posted by Chantelle

Our core (AKA: lumbo-pelvic hip complex) is home to our center of gravity and therefore plays a major role in the neuromuscular efficiency of the entire kinetic chain.

Core Training

Lateral Leg Raises
Mar 8, 2011 Ξ 4 comments

Lateral Leg Raises

posted by Brandon

The Lateral Leg raise is a Pilates movement that much like the clams and fire hydrants, engages the glute muscles. This exercise is great if coupled with the kick backs  Full Article »

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Clams
Mar 8, 2011 Ξ 5 comments

Clams

posted by Brandon

Runners typically have weak gluteus medius muscles, more technically referred to as ‘weak bums’. Clams are a great glute activation exercise.

Core Training

Fire Hydrants
Mar 8, 2011 Ξ 3 comments

Fire Hydrants

posted by Brandon

Fire Hydrants are yet another phenomenal exercise dedicated to glute activation. Keep in mind that a thorough stretch following this exercise is recommended as with any strengthening exercise. Preparation: Begin  Full Article »

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