Workout Wednesday – Leg Stablility

Happy Wednesday! Welcome to another edition of Workout Wednesday. Every Wednesday I will post a new Triathlon specific workout. If you like the workout, fit it into your training plan for the week. If you don’t like the workout you’re crazy, all of my workouts are brilliant pieces programming. (HAHA)

Today’s Workout – Leg Stability

I’ve seen articles that state up to half of all runners will get injured each year from running. Running requires the body to absorb the impact of more than your body weight on each step. If your leg muscles are not strong enough to deal with this impact, you will develop imbalances, and eventually get injured. Being injured is no fun.

While there is no way to guard against all injuries, having strong stable legs muscles will lessen your chances of of getting injured. Today’s workout focuses on a few quick exercises you can do anywhere to work on leg stability.

Single Leg RDL – This exercise works on hamstring/glute flexibility and strength. Be prepared for a tender backside, if this you first time doing this exercise.

Hip Bridge – Hip bridges are great to strengthen and open up for hip muscles. Many of us sit in a chair most of the day, and this leads to weak tight hips.

Lunges – Lunges are awesome for leg stability. They challenge all of the stability muscles in the legs and hips.

Stability Workout

3 Rounds

  • 20 Single Leg RDLS – 10 each leg
  • 15 Hip Bridges
  • 20 Lunges – 10 each leg

This work out should only take 10 minutes or less to complete, and you can do it anywhere. You can do it in your office, living room, Starbucks. Be sure to focus on the best form possible. You will get the most benefit from proper form, as you will really challenge those stability muscles.

 

 

 

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