Tips to Making Running Easier

When I first started out running, it wasn’t for me. I was doing it because I thought I was gaining weight and I wanted a quick way to lose it. But now that I’ve been doing it for a few years, I have come to learn just how much I love it. It might be hard and tiring at times, but it is also the best therapy I know.

In order to feel better when you’re running, here are a few tips you can try to prepare yourself better for your runs:

The first is doing squats. If you try doing squats 3 times a week you will feel improvement in your leg muscles, and it will also decrease the exhaustion while you’re running so that you can run longer. According to http://www.homemadebyjaci.com there was a study done in 2008 which proved this to be true.

The second is doing bridges. This is when you lay on your back and put your butt up into the air and hold it for 30 seconds. This will strengthen your glute muscles and your core.

The PlankThe third is planks. This is when your on your tip toes and your forearms while holding your position for a certain amount of time. This definitely strengthens your core and will help keep an upright posture for when you’re running.

The fourth is Superman. In order to have a tight and strong core, your back needs to be strong as well. This move is perfect for that. When doing this move you are lying flat on your stomach, holding your arms out in front of you and your legs out behind you. Then you left one arm and the opposite leg up in the air, then alternate.

The fifth tip is stretching your Achilles and hamstrings. You definitely want to do this at the end of each run so that you can lengthen your ligaments, and so that you’re not tight while you’re running.

“Pain is weakness leaving the body. It doesn’t matter how far you go; you just gotta go.”

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