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Cross training for marathoner

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  • Jan 28th, 2018 10:54 pm
[OP]
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Jan 9, 2018
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Cross training for marathoner

Hello guys,

I'm a beginner marathoner. I've just began to practice cross training along with run day in order to increase my base strength.
And they suggest a full 5 mins plank. I could feel the minor difference on my run, it's true.
However, I didn't think it's enough ... So what cross training excersices do you use guys????
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Jun 12, 2017
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I would look at some basic strength training in order to increase muscle, strengthen your stabilizer muscles and for injury prevention. Learn proper technique and build a solid foundation for yourself. Squats, Hinges (hip/glute work), Upper Body Pushing and Pulling, Lunges and as you've mentioned - core work.
[OP]
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Jan 9, 2018
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SauceLife wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 9:59 am
I would look at some basic strength training in order to increase muscle, strengthen your stabilizer muscles and for injury prevention. Learn proper technique and build a solid foundation for yourself. Squats, Hinges (hip/glute work), Upper Body Pushing and Pulling, Lunges and as you've mentioned - core work.

THanks Sauce,

I'm planning to focus on squats along with plank. And... surprise!!! I've bought a brand new GIANT for biking!!!! And a Forerunner GTX 735..... Actually, it's second xD

Do you think squat + plank + cross with biking enough?
Deal Fanatic
May 14, 2009
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Check out Alex Viada and Complete Human Performance. Check out the website, FB page etc.
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Jun 12, 2017
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runningislife wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2018 7:07 am
THanks Sauce,

I'm planning to focus on squats along with plank. And... surprise!!! I've bought a brand new GIANT for biking!!!! And a Forerunner GTX 735..... Actually, it's second xD

Do you think squat + plank + cross with biking enough?
Do you have access to gym equipment or will you be training at home?
[OP]
Newbie
Jan 9, 2018
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amz155 wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2018 8:01 am
Check out Alex Viada and Complete Human Performance. Check out the website, FB page etc.
THanks amz, I'll
[OP]
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Jan 9, 2018
6 posts
SauceLife wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2018 12:06 pm
Do you have access to gym equipment or will you be training at home?
Because my main is running so I decide to excercise at home. I've buy a yoga carpet for it!

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