When we run long distances it is crucial to focus on form, function, and balance. Running efficiency is effected by all of these, and it will subsequently impact performance if not properly addressed. By limiting twisting motions and arm flailing, we prevent unnecessary energy loss and perform better. The best way to ensure this is through upper body workouts that lead to upper and core strength.

This video illustrates a number of useful upper body workouts you can use to build up strength in your arms, shoulders, back, and core, including:

  • renegade row
  • hanging leg raises
  • power cleans
  • triceps row
  • wood cutters
  • praise the sun
  • hollow body holds
  • scorpions
  • box step ups
  • and many more!

Have fun and watch your long distance performance improve over time!

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