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GLUTE + CORE ACTIVATION WARM UP FOR RUNNERS

About a month out from NYC Marathon I strained my hamstring. In my over dramatic words, "I blew it out." It had been feeling weird for a couple days, and I took one stride into a big workout and got a big NO. Limped the three miles back to the car, unable to jog. Long story here. Short story: I had to deal with my lazy ass (or more accurately, my lazy glutes + core).

Unengaged glutes is a common problem among distance runners, couple that with limited time because of training, and the problem compounds. My excuses included: there's no time to strength train, there's no time to warm up, there's no time to cool down... but guess who has lots of time? Injured runners.

This warm up (in part) turned me around in time for NYC Marathon, and has become a staple. Gone are the days I go from sitting at my desk for 5 hours, to lacing up and running out the door. Stop, drop, bridge. Even if I only hit 10 reps of each, it's better than nothing. When I was dead set on some…

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