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6 Must-Do Exercises for Runners

While running is an awesome exercise in and of itself, strength training is also an important part of becoming a better runner.  Incorporating exercises that work your hamstrings, glutes and core can help you hit new distance and speed PR’s while also preventing injury.

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Deadlift

Many runners are hamstring dominant, which can lead to unbalance and an improper running form.  The deadlift uses a hip hinge that is important in running to strengthen and help you learn to engage your glutes.

How-To: With dumbbells in hand and feet shoulder-width apart, hinge at the hips, keeping a slight bend in your knees as you lower the dumbbells along your shins.  Go as far as possible while still maintaining a flat back and then squeeze your glutes to come back up.

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