Full-Body Strength for Runners: Bec Wilcock I NRC Tips in Stride I Nike

Full-Body Strength for Runners: Bec Wilcock I NRC Tips in Stride I Nike


I’m Nike Run Club Coach Bec Wilcock. Born in Australia, now living in LA, and I want to talk to you
about strength for runners. The benefits of strength training is
that you’re going to have less injury, you’ll have a better alignment,
and you’ll be a stronger athlete. So, when starting strength, I would start from your feet
and work your way up the body. Running is just a balancing
act from left to right. A single movement is lifting
that right leg off the ground and transferring your
weight to that left side. With this, all your stabilizing
muscles are switching on, and you’re working your feet. As for your glutes, a simple exercise
for this is called a crab walk, and all you’re doing is
shoulders backing down, sitting down into a squatting position and you’re going to travel to
the right and then to the left. For your core, we will
start with a high plank. You place your body onto the ground, and you’re simply going to lift and raise your body like
it’s a plank off the ground and make sure your shoulders
are over your wrists and your belly button is to spine. You don’t need a gym
membership to do these things. You can actually do them at
home in your own living room before you go for a run or after.

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