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The first time you step on a Lagree Method Megaformer, the platform begins to inch apart like the San Andreas fault line. As you sink deep into a lunge in slow motion, the core tightens, glutes and quads engage and you channel enough energy to prevent California from falling into the Pacific, or at least enough to prevent falling though the Megaformer.
Thereâ€™s no doubt a runner needs strong legs, but building a strong upper body, particularly your core will go a long way toward increasing endurance, lowering times and reducing recovery from long days of training and racing.
Many people get into a running program to lose weight. This high-intensity workout has been designed for people who want to lose fat, increase strength and reach their fitness goals fast. Itâ€™s a perfect complement to your running program.
From a life spent in pursuit of athletic gains and extensive interviews with the best athletes in the world, these are the skills I know are worth perfecting. Improve on one or all of these and whatever your sport or passion, youâ€™ll level up. Because unlike natural talent and potential, there is unlimited room for growth. And growth always yields gains.
Every runner needs to work on posterior chain strengthening during the off-season. Whether you already do a strength routine or, if off-season weight training is brand new to you, the following three exercises should be implemented into your routine.