Squats are a fundamental, compound exercise that EVERY female athlete benefits from working into her (their) routine regularly. From runners to footy players, squats are queen. It’s time for you to embrace your version of them.
Strength training for runners is like a black hole of information that comes with all sorts of nonsense.
I have found that there are a few key exercises that have been invaluable to the runners that I see and work with here in Seattle, WA.
Are you having low back pain with the deadlift exercise?
I am, on the other hand, flexible to change and I lean in to the new things I learn as much as I can. As such, with everything new I know about helping people through recovery, the clamshell exercise has become my newest piece of garbage, that likely needs to be thrown out.
Hey runners! Let’s talk about load (ie. strength training). Strength training is a valuable asset to a runner’s training regime for a number of different reasons, but too often strength training is non-existent in a runner’s routine.
As a physio who works with athletes, many of which are women, teaching the hip hinge and deadlift is essential. I use it with almost every single athlete in pain. For a number of reasons. Including, that this lift, unlike many others, works basically all the things: the shoulders, back, hips, hamstrings, knees, ankles, feet.…