While many fitness enthusiasts enjoy running, not all runners enjoy performing other types of conditioning. As a runner, however, it is important to remember that running efficiently necessitates coordination between all of your muscles. Consider all that goes into it—not only are your leg muscles pushing against the ground; they’re also working with your core to maintain the frequency of strides. Running requires a great deal of energy and oxygen, and without properly conditioning certain parts of your body it is more difficult to deliver them throughout your system.
Here are a few things you can do off the treadmill to make your running more effective and efficient.