5 push-up variations for a stronger upper body

Most runners focus on strengthening the lower body. You use the legs when you run, don't you? That's right – having strong legs, glutes and even core is obviously very important if you want to run fast, strong and reduce risk of the injury.

However, having a strong upper body can enormously benefit your running performance. Strong arms, shoulders and back improve the running technique – especially sprinting or running uphill – reduce impact on your bones and joints, and also keep your whole body more balanced and aligned. Remember, when you run, your whole body runs. Not just the legs. If you're working on the lower body strength, keep the balance of your training and add some core muscle and upper body strength exercises!

Check out our new video with 5 different variations of simple, well-known push-up exercises. Challenge different parts of the upper body, fire up your core muscles and see how your running performance improves day by day!

No equipment needed, just a little space on the floor and amazing YOU are enough to run better!

Remember to consult a practitioner before trying this exercise if you have any old/current shoulder injuries.

Have fun and may the strength be with you!


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These are exercises that we've found very useful and want to share with our customers. But we're not certified instructors. Always consult your specialist before beginning any exercise programme. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise prescription. If you experience any pain or difficulty with these exercises, stop and consult your healthcare provider.

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