Ultra Marathon Strength Training
Strength Training, Core Conditioning, Plyometrics and Balance Exercises are essential to prevent injuries whilst Trail Running or Ultra Marathon Running. Building a strong support for your joints will help strengthen your muscles and prevent impact or poor alignment injuries in your back, hips, knees and ankles. Conditioning your core will decrease your risk of a back injury and will also improve your running technique. Leading to a more efficient running action. Balance exercises are crucial for prevention of sprained ankles and soft tissue knee injuries and generally improve your confidence whilst out on the trails. When we run up to 3 times our body weight can be impacted onto your joints. Muscles must be strong enough to handle this increase force on your skeletal system and joints. Plyometric’s Exercises are essential to build power and strength. Plyometrics also help develop fast twitch muscle motor neurone communications. Plyometrics with strength training is the best way to increase your bone density.