Just Starting Running
I have just started running and just joined your website looking for tips. I have read lots on the importance of stretching and strength training as I understand running does not workout all your muscles. Which muscles does it not workout and which do I need to concentrate on?
Thanks very much.
Running is great for cardiovascular fitness and toning legs but it obviously has limited impact on the upper body, so you may wish to do some light weight-training for your arms. Core stability exercises or Pilates are a great complimentary exercise for runners as they help to improve your control of your postural muscles. Long term this will improve the efficiency of your running.
Angela Benjamin MSc MCSP Chartered Physiotherapist