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Paloff Press Exercise For Runners

Paloff Press- Level 1 For Runners

This week's exercise is the Paloff Press. This is a great exercise for core strength, stability and controlling excessive rotation through the spine. 

Why is this important for runners? 

  • Excessive rotation counteracts us from progressing forward...going forward is the goal of running...
  • Core strength helps us to have a stable base to use our legs and arms to work off of to propel us forward.
  • Core stability prevents excessive stress on the spine and its associated ligaments, muscles and the like.

There are ways to progress this exercise that I will post at a later date, but give this a try. 

Disclaimer: This content is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. If you are having pain, please contact a healthcare professional before attempting these exercises.

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