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CORE AND ORDER

CRAFT A FORM-FIXING CORE WITH THESE PILATES-INSPIRED EXERCISES

WORKOUT

If you’re a gym-shy runner, there are ways you can prevent injury at home without setting foot in a weights room.

Pilates for Runners, by Harri Angel, has a variety of easy-to-follow exercises and you’ll notice a massive difference after just a month or so of doing them.

The book lists sets of exercises in 15-20-minute sessions to work through, starting at a beginner level and increasing in difficulty. To get started, try the following four moves for size.

CLAM

This exercise is a must for all runners. It targets your gluteus medius muscle, the middle-sized buttock muscle that encourages pelvic and knee stability. It’s an excellent exercise for the ITB and TFL because it lengthens them along with the hip rotators – including the piriformis, which can cause problems for runners.

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