Leg Strength Training For Runners | How To Build Strong Legs

By | 25 September 2019

In this video we give you our best leg strength training for runners. We show you how to build strong legs for longer, faster running using two simple movements in combination for a tough, effective workout!

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This is a total body STRENGTH TRAINING workout which can you do anywhere! The goal is to complete all 4 circuits in the shortest time possible.

1) Prisoner Squats
2) Wide to Narrow Pushups
3) Forward to Back Lunge (right)
4) Forward to Back Lunge (left)
5) Tip Toe Sumo Squats
6) Superman to Plank
7) Cross Plank
8) Knee Tucks

Total Time: 20 – 25 minutes
Sequence: 4 Circuits
Set 1 – 20reps
Set 2 – 15reps
Set 3 – 10reps
Set 4 – 5reps

To progress:
– Choose the advance option.
– Complete the workout in the shortest time possible, try to take shorter breaks in between,
– Lift some weights to make the exercises tougher or add jumps.



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31 thoughts on “Leg Strength Training For Runners | How To Build Strong Legs

  1. Djones24 jones

    hey I need some tips I've only been running since June 12th 2016 strated out 26 flat 5k now i am running 23 flat haven't run more than 30 miles in any give week. I average about 16 miles per week during the summer. now its winter I'm down to 7 miles per week. I weight 196 pounds 6 feet.. I would like to break 20mintes by the end of this summer what's your thoughts?

  2. Hank Donigan

    I'm an older runner and I have trouble with my balance doing step ups and split squats with dumb bells. I have done them without weights and I can tell they are good for me. Is it OK to substitute a leg press machine for step-ups? Can you suggest how I can cope with my balance problem and still do split squats with weights.? I'm betting I'm not the first runner you've coached to have these problems. Thanks for producing another great video!

  3. rygi23

    Great exercises. For those like me who's knees feel stressed with fixed movements, no matter how proper the form, try the stairmaster, placing only the balls of your feet on the steps and thrusting opposite leg high to knee is waist high. Killer total leg, ab and glute workout and cardio all at once.

  4. gabrielle lin

    Day 1: Took many long breaks. Body sore afterwards
    Day 2: Took a 5 mins long break then worked through it. Body sore afterwards
    Day 3: Took no breaks. Body sore afterwards
    Day 4: No breaks. Body still sore

  5. Allie Adams

    One Day after this workout, my butt and thighs are sooo sore…definitely take it easy if you are a beginner like me…sitting on the toilet seat was a real challenge 😂 !

  6. Lakhaula S Aulia

    It's September 18, 2019 and I did my first 1,5 set of this workout. I maybe back in a month to update my progress. Wish me luck 🍀
    My current weight: 64 kg
    Height: 150 cm

  7. V Talk Teen

    Guess who has been doing this work out for 2 weeks now (4-5 times a week)

    *bounces and squeals * It’s me bitches

  8. Thuy Luong

    I have to exercise more with my arms, I can't do push up at all. Only two set, I turn to evil hic hic hic. Love your exercise

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