Why you need to focus on building upper body strength:

Why you need to focus on building upper body strength:

Why should we runners pay specific attention to our upper body strength? I mean, we mostly use our legs, right? There are many reasons why we should include a generous dose of upper body exercises in our cross-training routine. 3 Reasons To Build Upper Body Strength We not only use our legs to propel us forward—but we also use our arms and torso to help keep balance and improve efficiency. Our arms pump as we run, and the stronger our arms are, the stronger our movement forward. Strengthening your upper body does not mean working your arms to death. Because really, there are only so many bicep curls and tricep kickbacks one can do on any given day. Plus those things can get a little, well, boring (in my opinion). Working on your back (both lower and upper) along with your core can net great benefits. Although stronger back and core don’t necessarily equal speed, you might ...

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