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Masterclass ARMS & ABS

SMALL TWEAKS TO YOUR RUNNING FORM COULD HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON YOUR PERFORMANCE – AND WILL HELP TO PROTECT YOU AGAINST INJURY. THESE EXERCISES WILL IMPROVE YOUR ARM DRIVE AND BOOST YOUR CORE STABILITY – TWO KEY COMPONENTS FOR GOOD RUNNING TECHNIQUE

WORKOUT

TRICEPS: During the running stride, your arm drive backwards helps to improve your speed. Strong triceps will help improve your arm drive. These exercises will boost strength in your arms, while also helping to tone them up.

EASY

TRICEPS OVERHEAD EXTENSION STANDING

Muscles: Back upper arms (triceps)

Technique:

• Stand upright and hold a weight with both hands above your head

• Bend your elbows and lower the weight behind your head

• Extend your arms up again

Watch points:

Ensure that you don’t hit your back when lowering.

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Discover the best running gear of 2017 with the December issue of Women’s Running. In our annual Women’s Running awards, we’ve tried and tested 1,000 running products and, in this issue, we uncover the products that came out on top. While giving you ideas for your Christmas wishlist, we’ll help you to stay motivated too, with stories of amazing women who have used running to transform their health and lifestyles. You’ll also learn how to adopt a winning mindset, so that at every race you feel like a winner, no matter where in the field you finish. And if that’s enough to inspire you to take on a new race challenge next year, head over to our regular race reports section for a taster of some epic races the team have taken part in this season. We’ve also got for you a killer workout for abs and arms, helping you to tone up and improve your form, plus plenty more advice and inspiration to boost your running.