Stride Width Exercises for Runners (Reduce Cross-Over Gait)

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Following-on from my video earlier this week about stride width for runners, talking about Shin Splints and ITB Syndrome in particular, some runners have asked for specific exercises to work on.

Have a go at the exercises in the new video above.

The crab walk in particular is a real glute burner!

Last updated on March 2nd, 2021.


  1. Thanks James, great video and article as always. I wondered how related this is to an issue that I, and many other runners I see, especially females, seem to suffer from. My knees point in quite noticably when I run. So far I’m not feeling any pain but I imagine I’m storing up problems for the future, especially as I want to increase my running this year. I’ve been doing abductor strengthening (such as the lateral band walk) and your frog squats, as I presumed the issue was coming from the hip area, but just wanted to check this is right and whether I should be focussing anywhere else.

  2. That is a great question Lucy! I have the exact same problem and already have knee pain above and to the outside of my knee and would LOVE an answer to your question please!
    Thank you James! 🙂

  3. Hi James,
    Thank you again for all your great videos. I struggled for several years with injury problems related to weak glute activation. I have done loads clams, lateral walks, you name it, but what happened is that I have monster strong TFL and almost no glute med strength especially on the right. Can you recommend clues or adjustments to make sure I hit the glute med and not TFL? thanks!!