THE BEST UPPER BODY WORKOUTS FOR RUNNERS
When we run long distances it is crucial to focus on form, function, and balance. Running efficiency is effected by all of these, and it will subsequently impact performance if not properly addressed. By limiting twisting motions and arm flailing, we prevent unnecessary energy loss and perform better. The best way to ensure this is through upper body and core strength.
This video illustrates a number of useful workouts you can use to build up strength in your arms, shoulders, back, and core, including:
hanging leg raises
praise the sun
hollow body holds
box step ups
and many more!
Have fun and watch your long distance performance improve over time!