March 24, 2016

Core Ball Exercises for Running A Race

Whether you’re looking to run a 5K or run the Boston Marathon we’ve got two great exercise you can use with your Core/Stability Ball or resistance bands.

CORE BALL LUNGE: (3 sets of 15-20 per side)

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Place either Right or Left shin on ball.  Make sure you have enough room to lunge forward with opposite leg in front.  Front knee should be right over ankle.  Bend front knee until its as close to knee level as possible then return to starting position.  Repeat 10-15 times per side.  (10-15 lunges on the right leg, then 10-15 reps on the left side.)

WIDE SECOND WITH RESISTANCE BANDS: (3 sets of 12-15 reps)

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Have your HEAVY, MEDIUM and LIGHT resistance bands at hand.  You will want all 3 ready to make sure the band you choose challenges you.  Place feet in a Wide Second position(as seen in above picture).  Place resistance bands under heels/middle of foot.  Take the ends of the resistance bands or farther up band depending on your strength level(how much resistance that challenges you).  Start with legs straight and bend until your hips are as close to knee level as possible then return to starting position.  Repeat up to 15 times or until thighs/legs are fatigued.