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- Mastercla- ALL IN THE BALANCE

TRAINING YOUR STABILITY MUSCLES WILL IMPROVE YOUR RUNNING FORM AND EFFICIENCY, WHILE REDUCING YOUR RISK OF INJURY. USE THESE BALANCE-BOOSTING MOVES TO RUN STEADIER ON YOUR FEET

STABILITY BALL PLANK

Areas trained: Shoulders (deltoids), core muscles (transverse abdominis)

Why do it? The added instability of the ball will make your core muscles work harder and get stronger. This will help to prevent excessive torso rotation when you run, which wastes energy and will lead to fatigue.

Technique:

• Place your elbows and forearms on top of the stability ball

• Keep a straight line between your shoulders, hips and feet

• Pull your belly button to your spine

• Hold the position for 20 seconds

Watch points:

If you feel pain in your lower back, lift your hips slightly higher to prevent your lower back from arching.

SETS, REPS AND FREQUENCY Perform three sets of eight to 12 repetitions

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