Increase Running Strength – 28-1 Band Exercises that work

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How to Increase Running Strength

Our body was built to be able to perform locomotion. For some that is walking, some crawling and for those that are truly blessed, it’s a variation of running. Regardless of what level you enjoy performing locomotion, the fact is you want to make sure you are able to do it for a very long time so you can enjoy doing all the things in life that require locomotion.

The key is to be able to actually simulate the rhythmical movement mechanics of running while being placed under a resistance. A resistance band’s portability, adaptability and versatility makes it convenient for anyone to increase running strength, coordination and balance anywhere, anytime, at any intensity level.

A resistance band’s portability, adaptability and versatility makes it convenient for “anyone” to increase running strength, coordination and balance anywhere, anytime, at any intensity level.

Attachment Free Exercises to Increase Running Strength

  1. Split Squats
  2. Elevated Single Leg Squats (Bulgarian Squats)
  3. Reverse Lunges
  4. Step Ups
  5. Lunges
  6. Mt Climbers
  7. Walking Mt Climbers
  8. Straight Leg Deadlifts

High Hands will require greater quadriceps strength versus a low reach which will allow the butt to get more involved.

Attached Band Exercises to Increase Running Strength

  1. Split Squats – Away and Towards
  2. Elevated Single Leg Squats (Bulgarian Squats) – Away and Towards
  3. Reverse Lunges – Away and Towards
  4. Step Ups
  5. Step Downs
  6. Lunges
  7. Assisted Lunges
  8. Running Mt Climbers
  9. Assisted Spiderman
  10. Swings
  11. Split Jumps – Away and Towards
  12. Skaters
  13. Side Hops
  14. Skipping
  15. Rhythmical Reaches
  16. High Knees

Exercise Recommendations

  1. To optimize your workout intensity, always have at least 4 different sizes of resistance bands available.

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  1. Master low or no ground contact drills before incorporating a stepping or hopping action.
  2. Work on high reps or 1-minute work sets to increase muscle memory.
  3. There should be no low back stiffness during these exercises.
  4. Make sure you are applying Band Hip Flexibility during your pre-workout routine.
  5. Fast reps should only occur once control and rhythm are mastered.

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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).

One Response to "Increase Running Strength – 28-1 Band Exercises that work"
  1. Excellent stuff here brother! Both videos are packed…definitely using all of the movements with our groups for solid warm-ups. Thank you Dave

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