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Thomas Minton December 28, 2011 TWEET COMMENTS 0

Trail Stability

Prevent injury and run better with a strong core

Core strengthening" has become a catch phrase in the fitness and running world. There is no shortage of ...

Illustration by Jeremy Collins

Core strengthening" has become a catch phrase in the fitness and running world. There is no shortage of articles and advertisements touting the benefits of an "eight-minute abdominal" workout. And, indeed, for trail running's variable terrain, having a strong core is crucial to both maintaining proper technique and avoiding injuries.

However, the Holy Grail of many coaches and runners alike, the abdominal "six-pack" focuses on larger muscle groups (such as the rectus abdominus and the external obliques), and is often attained via crunches and sit-ups. But true core training incorporates much more.



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