If you listen to most physios, having a strong set of butt muscles comes with many positives; perhaps the most important being a lower risk of running injury.
Here’s a quick and easy exercise you can use to first assess, and then if needs be improve your hip stability and glute function. These are both such important factors for us runners!
I was a little sceptical when I first picked up Run Smart by John Brewer, as the quote on the front was from a radio presenter rather than a running coach or an elite runner. But I gave it a chance, and quickly I was hooked! This book is well put-together, with nice imagery, easy to read paragraphs and a layout that simplifies the science and training behind marathon running.
Kilian Jornet is one of my biggest idols on the running scene. He has an ability to push himself beyond any normal capacity. Having no fear whilst doing so on top of a mountain range inspires me every day to not give up when things seem tough!
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I couldn’t help but pick up this book because Jessica Ennis was one of the reasons I got into running. She may be a heptathlete but it was more her motivation and persistence to do well even if she had the weight of the world on her from the pressure of the British public for her to win gold medals!