Core Corner

Heisman Lunge

2019-02-22T20:26:39-04:00Core Corner|

By Elizabeth Towe In trail running, hip and core stability rule! Whether it is a smooth fire road or technical single-track trail, you need to be able to transfer weight quickly from one leg to the other and hold your body stable. To achieve this stability, the arms and shoulders must

Squat with One Leg Running

2019-02-22T20:27:12-04:00Core Corner|

By Elizabeth Towe This exercise builds leg strength, stability of the pelvis and torso, and smooth control of your leg swinging forward in gait. There is a natural tendency to rush through the difficult spots in a movement. Working slowly and deliberately with this movement can help you identify

Down Dog Push Up

2019-03-08T17:15:58-04:00Core Corner|

By Elizabeth Towe Hamstrings, calves and hips can become chronically tight from endurance sports. Excessive tightness can then create pulling on the pelvis that robs power and results in spine, hip, and hamstring pain. This month’s core corner gives you dynamic mobilization for these structures. It also builds core

Single Leg Forward Bend

2019-03-08T13:10:39-04:00Core Corner|

By Elizabeth Towe As the running distance increases, the time for other exercise becomes scarce. This exercise packs a large bang for the buck into a single motion. It improves single leg stability, the critical core element for running efficiency. It also provides hip extension (glute and hamstring) activation,