30 Oct '12, 12am

Tweak your exercises to add power to your run #runningtips

Tweak your exercises to add power to your run #runningtips

If you've been doing the same strength-training exercises for months, your muscles may be in a holding pattern. "To add distance or increase speed, your cross-training efforts need to push your limits," says Michael Silverman, a physical therapist at the Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery. These tweaks will help you develop new power for your run. PLANKS TWEAK: ADD LEG SWING Holding a plank position (resting your weight on your forearms and toes, with abs pulled in), lift your right toes off the ground and swing your right leg to the side, toward your hips. Return to the start position and perform on the other side. Do 15 reps on each leg; rest and repeat twice. LEG LIFT TWEAK: ADD ARM SWING Stand with arms out in front of you. Extend your right leg in front of you and slowly lower yourself into a squat position. Pa...

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