The annual New York City Marathon is approaching this Sunday — November 5, 2017 — and participating runners have no doubt been training for months! What many don’t know is that Pilates can actually help runners avoid injuries and improve their run.
Whether you’re an experienced marathon runner or you just enjoy a morning jog, Pilates can help you maximize your run.
In preparation for the NYC Marathon, we held a fun “Pilates for Runners” class at our studio, Physio Logic Pilates & Movement. During this fun yet informative class, students learned the right moves to become even better runners. Below are a few moves we discussed!
Running will exhaust major muscles groups. Pilates will cross-train these muscles by working them eccentrically and concentrically. It will also give those muscles a break. For example, if you feel that you overuse your quads, doing hip-extensor-specific exercises will help your body recognize that it can couple these muscle groups together during your run or get up a hill using the glutes and hamstrings.