We get it: You like to run, not spend hours in a gym. But strength training will help you run your best. The following exercises will help you build strong, powerful, and injury-resistant muscles that will help you power up hills, sprint across the finish, and maintain good running form mile after mile. Best part of all? These moves require no equipment, so you can do them anywhere. Try to work them into your routine twice a week on easy run or rest days. Squat:
Source: The Six Best Exercises for New Runners
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About The Author
Dr. Nick Campitelli
Dr. Campitelli is a podiatrist in Akron, OH specializing in foot and ankle surgery with an interest and enthusiasm for running as well as helping runners with injuries. For the past several years he has been treating running injuries in patients by fixing their form and transitioning them to minimalist shoes. Having treated runners with all types of injuries through conservative measures with orthotics and shoe gear changes to reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Campitelli has brought what works best and is most current to his practice as well as the Akron and Cleveland running communities.