Meet the moves that will strengthen all the right running muscles—no equipment necessary.
Prevent common running injuries and build strength by adding bodyweight exercises to your weekly workout routine—no fancy equipment or expensive gym membership required. Here are some of the best bodyweight exercises you can do to strengthen your stride and maintain better posture through each run. These bodyweight moves will help you target your legs, core, and even your upper body. The best part: With summer fast approaching, you can bust out these moves outside after a long run.
How to use this list: Try incorporating five or more of the exercises below into your workout at least three times a week. Do 10 to 15 reps of each exercise for three or more sets. The list is ordered according to body part: lower body, core, and upper body. You can opt for five exercises per muscle group (for example: one week might include a leg-day workout, a core-focused routine, and an upper body session) or opt for a mix of moves to target your entire body.