5 Strength & Conditioning Exercises For Runners | Simple S&C Exercises For Beginner Athletes

By | 9 April 2020
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Heather explains 5 strength and conditioning exercises that every runner should do. These simple S&C exercises will complement your run training and are perfect for the beginner runner!

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To get better at something you need practice. The rate at which you improve is usually directly related to the amount you practise it. However, in running, this only happens only to a certain extent. If you increase your training load too much injuries are likely to occur. ON way that you can aid your running development is by adding in some strength and conditioning exercises.

Heather explains five strength and conditioning exercises that will complement your running training to make you a more efficient and resilient runner.

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26 thoughts on “5 Strength & Conditioning Exercises For Runners | Simple S&C Exercises For Beginner Athletes

  1. Global Triathlon Network

    How often do you include strength and conditioning in your training?

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  2. Bob Down

    Great doing these videos but you need to do your research better. Even though it is classified as beginner you need to keep it real.
    More reps doesn't make it strength, you would better off going for a run. Load is how we increase strength don't confuse strength work with just doing a movement. Low rep, heavy load
    Glutes are not powerhouse for running you calves (soleus) are and the faster you go youth hamstrings.
    Activate?????

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  3. Walter Amado

    Good video, can deadlift and squat be good alternatives?

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  4. James

    Will these exercises help with knee pain while running. I’m no physio but I think it’s it band syndrome

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  5. Jeremy Whitaker

    Great video. Thank you. I recently have started running and ran my first half-marathon. I'm really out of shape sad to say. I've seen the plank on many videos. And it looked easy until I tried it watching your video. not easy! I definitely realized I have a weak core. And I need to do a lot more strength exercising. You wouldn't think I'm out of shape because I don't look like it. And I do physical labor. But I am. Thanks again.

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  6. If Only

    Oh the split squat ! My old knees just don't like it. Or any lunge for that matter !

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  7. Ken Coogan

    Hi there, great video! I wish I had invested time in these exercises when I was training for my first marathon last year. I had no upper or lower body strength and suffered as a result. I've got marathon number two in 7 weeks time and I've been incorporating these exercises twice a week into my training schedule.
    Do you think I should increase this to three or is that too much?
    Thanks!

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  8. jobbi925

    exercises are great, but the rep range…. this could be on "how to get big legs"
    8-12 reps is for bodybuilders. (1-5 makes you stronger without getting BIG! and 15-20+ reps will ofc. not make you as strong, but atleast you dont get big bulcky legs….)

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  9. Jackofalltrades

    Thanks for that Heather. Your firm was perfect giving me a clear guide to what I should be aiming for. I’m working on my hips and glutes to prevent injury as I’ve suffered several in the last year.
    Do you have any videos or tips to learn how not to favour one leg over the other because I think I use my stronger right leg much more than the left and that creates a strain and possible injury.

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  10. Amit R

    I like to do split squats using a weight bench for my back leg.

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  11. Noot Noot

    Is this what helped you in the south west cross country champs?

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  12. Damian Daniels

    The split squat is missing the graphic for Reps and Sets

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  13. Chrissy B.

    The first exercise isn't really good for the knees…

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