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Digital Subscriptions > Men's Running > November 2018 > UPPER-BODY BLAST

UPPER-BODY BLAST

EXCESS BULK IS A RUNNER’S WORST NIGHTMARE, BUT UPPER-BODY STRENGTH WORK CAN’T BE IGNORED; A FUNCTIONALLY STRONG UPPER BODY CREATES STABILITY, RHYTHM AND A REDUCED A RISK OF INJURY

SETS, REPS AND FREQUENCY

Perform each exercise for one minute and complete all exercises as a circuit. Rest no more than 15 seconds between exercises and two minutes between circuits. Repeat the circuit three to five times

1 SINGLE-ARM KETTLEBELL SWING

Muscles: Lower back, shoulders, core, hamstrings

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Runners run – it’s what we do. And that’s ne – until we can’t. e older we get, the more chance of breaking down through injury. I admit, even the editorial team at Men’s Running has been slightly remiss in doing the stretching, strengthening and core work necessary to build an injury- resistant body. But the bene ts of doing these exercises are clear: fewer injuries, better recovery and ultimately faster running. is is why we’ve gathered together the best exercise routines we can nd. It would be slightly churlish to say that these can ‘bullet-proof ’ your body. But we know that if you add in just one of these routines in to your weekly training programmes, the results will be almost instantaneous. Pick the sessions that t for you: if you have weak knees, then choose one to strengthen that. Got a weak core? We’ve got that covered too. We hope you’ll use this as an invaluable training aid – and that you have plenty of miles of pain-free running.