The Bowerman Track Club is one of the most elite track clubs in the world and two of their athletes have put out a video walking runners through their entire gym and core session.
Olympic triathlon champion-turned runner Gwen Jorgensen and Olympic steeplechaser Colleen Quigley show runners how they get fit off the track to be stronger on the track. The coolest part about their gym routine? It uses very minimal equipment and any equipment they do use, most people would already have.
Their strength routine places a lot of emphasis on stretching and range of motion as opposed to lifting heavy. Improving range of motion helps runners avoid injury while the strength portion can correct imbalances.
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Visualizing leaping off the barrier, soaring over the water, surging to the lead, taking the win! #nothingcanstopme #imallthewayup Once a week I do bounding drills in the gym to practice coming off of the water barrier in the steeplechase. The idea is to get a lot of hang time, spending as little time on the ground as possible. I visualize pushing off the barrier and hanging for a moment in the air with my knee driving forward over the water and landing on the other side. It’s all about the little pieces that have to come together on race day! 🐎 3 days to go! 📷: @cortneywhite_
The Bowerman runners are in the gym three times a week, doing variations of the above workout each time. Grab your medicine ball, dumbbells and exercise ball and get strong with the ladies of the Bowerman Track Club.