Improve as a runner, strengthen your upper body 🏋️‍♀️

One of the most important and overlooked aspects of runners is complementary work to running, such as strength, flexibility and mobility training aimed at the upper body! 🙆🏻‍♂️🙆🏻‍♀️

▪️We run faster and faster, we do specific speed training for neuromuscular development, metabolically intense training to develop the various energy pathways but we neglect essential exercises aimed at the entire region of our core!

▪️CORE is much more than abdominal and lumbar: it is a functional concept, which includes several structures and functions, with passive contribution from the pelvic girdle and shoulder girdle and active contribution from the trunk musculature (Borghuis, Hof & Lemmink, 2008).

▪️This is a common mistake that we tend to make, perhaps because after hard running sessions, it is in the lower limbs and not the trunk that we feel the discomfort and we tend to adopt a posture of correcting the mistakes made when in reality we should bet on prevention. Only when injuries arise do we redirect our focus to work that should have been done previously and consistently.

▪️This strength work will allow us to enhance our performance as athletes, improving our posture and consequently the running technique which, along with the development of metabolic markers, turns out to be fundamental for a high running efficiency!👌🏽

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