26 Apr '16, 11pm

5 exercises that will make you faster on trails:

Trail running enlists different muscles than road running, which creates different needs for strengthening. The uneven nature of a trail, the ups and downs, and the challenges created by the varied terrain all call for different sources of power. Whether you're an elite-level trail runner, or someone who just likes to get out on the dirt once in a while, these five exercises recommended by Boulder, Colorado-based physical therapist and accomplished trail runner, Charlie Merrill , can make you stronger, faster, and more comfortable on the trail. Merrill recommends doing each of these moves two to three times a week, and stopping each exercise when good form is no longer being achieved, or to the point of fatigue, before moving on to the next set.

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/trail-running-training/cross-...

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