05 Aug 2020

By Victoria Athey BSc MSc MCSP. Physiotherapist and Sports Massage Therapist at 360Athletic

Got that urge to pull on those trainers, open the door and see where your feet take you? We feel you!

However did all you runners know that strength training plays a VITAL role in preventing injuries AND improving performance.

Now there is a lot to dive into when we think of suitable warm up drills, types of running (sprint, endurance, super-endurance), location of running (hilly vs flat, pavement vs fields) to name a few! But I am here to give you the most important thing to focus on if you want to improve your running… STRENGTH TRAINING! No really swapping out a few runs for some high quality strength training will help your running stay sustainable (yay to no injuries!) and get you that sought after time in your next race!

Although surprising strength training plays a super important role in ensuring the activation and strength in your key muscle groups. To help you out 360 Athletic have pulled together some of our key exercises you ensure you reach that next mile (and the next and the next…) faster and safely.


Stabilising Muscle Strength – Side Plank

Hip Strength – Bridge

Ankle Strength – Calf Raises

Balance and Single Leg Strength – Single Leg Romanian Deadlifts

Functional movements – Lunges

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