You don’t require expensive equipment for building total body strength. Actually you can work on all of your running muscles with the simplest, easy-to-use tool that is The mini-resistance band.
This list of mini-band exercises will help you figure out how you can incorporate this simple but powerful tool in your next workout routine or pre-run warmup.
Apart from being cost-effective and lightweight, as well as simple to carry Mini bands can also be extremely beneficial in helping runners build their endurance from head to foot. “Resistance bands can provide an excellent stimulation that increases the activation of stabilizer muscles to assist larger muscle groups and movements at joints,” Yusuf Jeffers, NASM-certified personal trainer and USATF-certified coach for running, informs Runner’s World. In the example of the single-leg standing step out, he states that the muscles that surround the knees, hips and ankle joints of the leg that stabilizes must be working in overdrive to help you keep your equilibrium, while the other leg is moving in different directions of motion.
What are the benefits of this exercise in stability? It helps strengthen the muscles you require to be strong to perform the single-leg sports of running, assisting in preventing injuries to your body and increase your more efficient when you run.
“Increased strength of stabilizers translates to more efficient transfer of power throughout the body, and more capacity to withstand external forces, which helps to make an efficient, stronger athlete, and eventually a quicker athlete” Jeffers says.