As part of the #MadeToMove campaign, our friends at Lucozade Sport have created some excellent video's to give you strength and conditioning in the build up to your run in September. For more tips and the chance to win prizes, download the Made To Move App here.
Vic Spence: Running Workout Series
Pre-Run stretches to help prevent injury with Vic Spence
Lucozade Sport ambassador Vic Spence has pulled together some pre-run stretches to help prevent injury. Dynamic warm ups help prevent injury and activate the muscles you will be using during your run. This allows your body to jump into action quicker. Here are some key warm up stretches you should do before any run, whatever the distance.
Tri Plane Hamstring Stretch
Single Leg Glute Bridges
Lunge with twist
TIP: warm up stretches should always be dynamic!
Post-Run stretches to help you complete those important training runs with Vic Spence
Lucozade Sport ambassador Vic Spence has pulled together some post-run stretches to help you complete through important training runs. Static stretching will allow your muscles to remain flexible and injury free. Hold each of the below exercises for 30 seconds each. Repeat if necessary
TIP: static stretching should be reserved for post-exercise only.
Metabolic Conditioning exercises to teach your body how to handle fatigue with Vic Spence
Lucozade Sport ambassador Vic Spence has pulled together some metabolic conditioning exercises to boost your fitness levels. MetCon circuits are a great way to teach your body how to handle fatigue and are extremely beneficial to your fitness levels. Suggested sets: X4
TIP: always keep moving - it will be worth it in the end!