Ultra Marathon Balance Exercises Program

Ultra Marathon Balance Exercises

Balance Exercises improve posture and increase your performance. Balance Exercises help prevent injuries and will help you run faster for longer whilst racing and training.

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Running Man

Stand with your feet hip width apart shoulders back and down, chest up, slight chin tuck core switched on lift your Left Foot off the ground and bend your right knee, directing your right knee out towards your 2nd-3rd Toe, keeping your chest up and your core switched on and moving your Right Arm in a Running Action out in front of your body
Switch Arms and Legs in one fluid motion
Repeat 20 Reps (10 Each Side) 3 sets
(This is a great balance exercises for, glute strength and ITB issues)

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Step Ups

Find a bench, step , seat or rock that matches the height of your knee
Stand with your feet hip width apart shoulders back and down, chest up, slight chin tuck core switched step up onto your step pushing through your Left Leg and balance your body weight on your Left Leg
Step back down off the Step with your Right Leg, bring your Left Leg back to the ground.
Switch legs and Step Up Pushing Through your Right Leg
Repeat 20 reps (10 each side) 3 Sets
(Think Nellies Glen.)

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Single Leg Calf Raises

Stand on a step, slope or a rock
Shoulders back and down, chest up, slight chin tuck core switched on
Drop the weight bearing heal below the step into a full extension.
Snap your heal back up to full flexion onto your tippy toes, like you are a ballerina
Repeat 10 Reps 3 Sets
(If you have a weakness your calves will burn)

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Walking Lunges

Stand with your feet hip width apart shoulders back and down, chest up, slight chin tuck core switched on
Step your Left Leg away from your body making a 90 Degree angle from your trunk, through your hips, knee and your ankle
Push through your Left Leg taking a step, repeat the above movement on your Right Leg
Repeat 10 Sets out, 10 Steps Back 3 sets.

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