CORE TRAINING FOR RUNNERS

 

COMING SOON! 8 WEEK RUNNING SPECIFIC CORE TRAINING VIDEO SERIES

Driving the arms to load abs in a running specific manner.

Driving the arms to load abs in a running specific manner.

MILE 27 IS A WORLD LEADER IN CORE TRAINING FOR RUNNERS AND OFFERS THE ONLY RUNNING SPECIFIC CORE TRAINING EXERCISE PROGRAM ON THE MARKET TODAY.
Unlike other core training programs Mile 27 uses vertical, dynamic running specific exercises that trains the core dynamically specifically for running. The 8 week program progresses as your strength increases.

IF IT’S NOT VERTICAL AND DYNAMIC THEN IT’S NOT EFFECTIVELY TRAINING YOUR CORE!
If you think planks and side planks are running-specific think again. There is no evidence these will improve performance or reduce risk of injury. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends vertical core training as more effective than traditional core training methods.

A strong core is essential for injury prevention and improving performance but if you are doing planks, crunches, side planks, dead bugs or any other ground based exercise then you aren’t training your core specifically for running. Research has shown very little, if any, change in performance or reduction in injury risk from doing these exercises.

If your core exercises are performed lying on the ground or use an exercise ball then you are NOT effectively training your core. Effective core exercises are:

  • performed in a vertical position ie standing up
  • involve the dynamic movement of at least one arm or leg
  • incorporate bending forward and back, bending side to side and rotating left and right
  • don’t use exercise balls or any other unstable surface
  • involve movement of the hips and spine
  • are similar in terms of body position and speed of movement to running.

Rather than take existing exercises and try to apply them to running Mile 27 has created running-specific exercises that are performed vertically, are dynamic and progress in difficulty as you develop more strength. For more information on vertical core training and why planks aren’t effective see these articles.