Hello runners and fit minded friends!
This Balance & Stability Workout is the first in the HIIT & RUN Series, so if you’ve got 40 minutes today, try it. Strengthen your ankles and knees and your overall sense of balance. Below you’ll find the printable workout and short movement videos so you’ll know just what to do.
HIIT & RUN SERIES
My HIIT & RUN Series is inspired by the workouts my clients have loved the most and I’m excited to share these with my readers! Each workout is quick (30 to 45 minutes), involves some running and can be modified to your fitness level.
Balance & Stability Workout 1.0
Many of us underestimate the benefit of working on balance and stability. Everyone from mountain runners to my grandma can appreciate strengthening the muscles that keep us on our feet and in control of our bodies, especially when they’re in motion. This workout challenges your stabilizing muscles and sense of balance by alternating single leg movements with high intensity running movements.
Click below to download the PDF and print. It still looks good in Black & White.
Key points for this workout:
- Complete balance exercises with a focus on CONTROL not SPEED. The better control you have, the faster you can go.
- Run/sprint intervals should feel like effort level 8-9 (where 1 is equivalent to the effort of watching Netflix and 10 is running for your life from a hungry Cheetah).
- If you don’t do a lot of high intensity workouts, shoot for an effort level of 7 or 8. You might need to start out with a fast walk or jog for your run/sprint intervals and that is no problemo! Repeat this workout and overtime you’ll get better.
REMEMBER: While I am a certified run coach and personal trainer, I am not YOUR coach or trainer. Please consult your medical and fitness professional before beginning a new workout program.
Watch the videos below to review the movements in this workout, including how to modify the movements to your fitness level. Bookmark this post so you can come review the movements whenever you need a refresher!
Try Balance & Stability 2.0
Increase the challenge with the Balance & Stability 2.0 Workout. You can access this workout as a member of the Run & Thrive Athletes or by purchasing my HIIT & RUN Series Program (coming soon).