Hi I’ll give you a Strengthening Exercise of the week most weeks. I’ll also on my other site Sports Injuries Edinburgh I’ll give you a Stretch of the week. Check them both out
This weeks Strengthening Exercise that most important one for runners:
The Lunge (Quads, Glutes, Adductors, Hamstrings, Calves)
Lunges build stabilizing muscles around all of your leg joints. It is not just the most important exercise for your hips I THINK IT’S THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT LEG STRENGTHENING EXERCISE
- Hold some Dumbbells loosely in extended arms at your sides.
- Take a step forward with your right leg, keeping it in line with your left foot and bending your right and left legs to do so, until your right thigh is nearly parallel to the ground. Let the weights dangle from your shoulders.
- Return by pushing up your right foot, returning your right leg to join your left leg.
- Then repeat with your left leg lunging forward.