Tag Archives: core strength

Improve Mobility with the High Knee to Sumo Squat

Turn the high knee stretch into something a little more dynamic by adding a sumo squat! Coach Phil shows you how to add in some work for the glutes and ankles, improving your mobility on the run. Philip Levi is an elite level health coach based in Burlingame, CA. You can follow him on Instagram […]

Tighten up the Core and Oblique using the High Side Plank with Reach

Every runner needs to work on their stabilizers to stay healthy during training. If your plank form is on point, kick the difficulty up a notch with the high side plank with reach – Coach Philip Levi demonstrates proper form! Philip Levi is an elite level health coach based in Burlingame, CA. You can follow […]

Loosen Up Your Tight Hips Using the Sprawl

We’re big fans of dynamic stretching — in addition to strengthening your muscles, you’re better preparing them for a workout when you get the blood flowing. That’s all the more important when we’re talking about the hips, a chronically tight area for a lot of runners who need to sit for long stretches of time at […]

Tighten Up Your Form With the Hand Release Push-up

When done with proper form, push-ups are one of the best full-body workouts out there — key word there is proper! The hand release push-up is a pretty good way to force yourself to do push-ups correctly, giving the shoulders, glutes, and core the workout they should be getting. We all know running needs full-body […]

Build Balance, Coordination, and Strength With the Body Saw

We’ve got another variation on the plank for you to try — it’ll help if you check out plank basics and our first variation, arm cycles, before trying out the body saw. It’s a movement that rewards body control and full-body strength, and it’s a great exercise to introduce to ensure you’re running with a stable […]

Use Arm Cycles to Turn Planks Into a Dynamic Workout

Planks — they come highly recommended as key part of any fitness routine aimed at strengthening the core. They’re also kinda boring! This week, Coach Philip takes you through arm cycles, a simple way to turn a basic plank into a dynamic exercise that activates the calves and the shoulders. Check it out! Philip Levi is […]

Plank Basics for Runners

We’ve heard about why you need to work on your core strength to become a better, healthier runner — now it’s time to get to work! We’ll start with the most basic core workout there is in the humble plank. Coach Philip leads you through the basics to help make sure that you’re maintaining proper form […]

Core Exercises for Runners Need to Be Part of Your Routine – Here’s Why!

core exercises for runners

“Use your core. Is your core on? Make sure to use your core.” That’s the phrase you hear many coaches and fitness enthusiasts saying to one another when doing anything in the gym, the box, or the studio. This sentence is often used as an elixir that fixes any issue. While it is imperative for […]