Train your obliques: how and why

August 11th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Many runners approach core training with dread, but understanding how training the various muscles within the core benefit your running makes training them less of a chore


Add strength to your running with bodyweight exercises

August 16th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Most runners know they should strength train. Here are some simple ways to add strength to your running routine


Identifying weak spots and learning how to strengthen them

November 9th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, CR Explains, CRM Training Plans, Training | No Comments »

With the race season now over it’s time to identify your strengths and weaknesses and embrace both to become a better athlete.


MEC Running video series: Episode 5 – Strength and Cross-Training

September 7th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, Body Work, CR Explains, CRM Training Plans, Expert Tips, Health, Health & Nutrition, Running Training Plans, Running videos, Trail Running, Training, Training Video | No Comments »

Mountain Equipment Co-op in partnership with Canadian Running magazine present a six-part video series outlining basic training principles and running advice.


Top 10 ways to upgrade your plank

July 27th, 2015 by Caela Fenton | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Did you know that plank works much more than just your core? In fact, this classic core-strengthening move works over 20 muscles, including your shoulders, back, arms and glutes. The plank also minimizes the risk […]


Four for your core – Essential core strength exercises

April 14th, 2015 by City Yogis | Posted in Body Work, City Yogis, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

When we think about a strong core, most of us imagine washboard abs and endless hours of crunches. Surprisingly, it’s possible to have a six pack with a relatively weak core. The core is […]


Stiffen your core, boost your running economy

May 26th, 2014 by Canadian Running | Posted in Training | No Comments »

By Sean Delanghe Seeing pictures of yourself running can be an eye-opening experience. You remember striding powerfully toward the finish but the photos show you slouching and twisting on legs that look as if […]


Asymmetrical Functional Core Workout

March 19th, 2014 by Canadian Running | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

If you’re trying to build up your core strength in preparation for race season, check out this new asymmetrical core workout. The workout video is brought to you by Canadian Running and Tania Clancy at […]


Exercises to do and to avoid at the gym

February 8th, 2014 by Canadian Running | Posted in Training | 5 Comments »

Common exercises that may hurt you.