12 Dynamic Stabilizer Drills to Improve Running

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Improve Your Running with Dynamic Stabilizer Drills

One of the keys to being a healthy runner is making sure your hips are ground contact strong. This means training your glutes to engage when your foot hits the ground so the knee, ankle, hip and low back don’t get beat up.

The 13 Inch Dynamic Stabilizer is a great way to activate your glutes while performing various lower body movements that create ground contact. Doing these exercises routinely throughout the week is going to keep your core and glutes ready to run.

Once these exercises are mastered, they can easily be placed into a circuit that runners or walkers can do to increase cardiovascular conditioning.

12 Dynamic Stabilizer Exercises

Here are the 12 Dynamic Stabilizer exercises you need to build into your weekly running routine to make sure you are training your glutes to handle the ground while also strengthening your running mechanics.

The exercises are listed from least to most progressive.

  1. Forward Walks
  2. Lateral Walks
  3. Marching
  4. Reaches
  5. Mt Climbers (Wide Stance)
  6. Step Throughs
  7. Side Crawling
  8. Side Lunge Release
  9. Skipping
  10. Drop Squats
  11. Step Overs
  12. Skaters

You don’t have to be a runner to use these exercises. They work great for walkers as well.

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Meet Dave

Dave Schmitz, PT, CSCS, PES has been writing, teaching and training how to implement resistance band training for rehabilitation, general conditioning, and performance since 1996. He is the founder & co-owner of Resistance Band Training— the leading band provider worldwide.

Along with being a co-author of the Amazon best seller, Total Body Breakthroughs, Dave is also the author and producer of numerous fitness & nutrition articles, E-books, DVDs. His passion is focused on trainers, clients, and athletes improve their body’s ability to handle momentum, gravity and ground reaction forces using elastic resistance. Dave also consults online with several high schools, universities, private performance training business and is also on the board of experts for the International Youth and Conditioning Association (IYCA).

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