7 Best Strength Exercises for Runners


Place your hips over your knees and your shoulders over your wrists while on your hands and knees on the ground. Step backward with one foot, then the other

Superman Back Extension

With your arms stretched aloft and your legs extended behind you, assume a flat stomach position. Lay your arms and forehead down on the ground. Take a deep breath in.

Lying Leg Raises

With your legs extended and your arms at your sides, lie on your back. Touch your legs and feet together while lowering your back to the floor.

Double-Leg Jumps With Jump Rope

With your feet hip-width apart, hold one jump rope handle in each hand and place the rope on the ground behind your feet.

Glute Bridge

Arms lowered by your sides, lie on your back. With both feet flat on the ground and hip-width apart, bend your knees. With your toes pointing forward, your heels should be six to eight inches apart from your glutes.

Calf Raises

Step out onto the floor, a sturdy step, or a bench near a wall, keeping your feet hip-width apart and your toes pointing forward.

Forward-to-Reverse Lunge

Position your hands on your hips (or clasp them in front of your chest) while keeping your feet hip-width apart. To make your shin and thigh form a 90-degree angle