You love to run. Or maybe you don’t. Wherever you are on the spectrum, if you are planning on adding more mileage or training for an event, you need to make sure that your body is adequately prepared to take on the additional stresses running places on the body.
What do we mean by this?
Strength and conditioning!
This exercise works on balance, inner quad strength and helps to prevent muscle imbalances between legs. Start in a standing position and lift your left leg off the ground. Bend your right knee and sit back into your hips (like you are going to sit in a chair) ensuring that your knee doesn’t buckle in- it should track towards your last couple of toes.
As you bend, push your hips back, weight into your heels and keep your chest up- don’t look down. Bend to 45-90 degree angle and then straighten your leg back to starting position. Repeat 10-15 times and then switch sides.