If you are an experienced exerciser, you can typically participate in vigorous activities like running once you get your doctor’s approval. If you exercise at high intensity, you only need to work out for a minimum of 75 minutes each week. In addition to getting a more intense workout, some experienced exercisers prefer running because it lets them meet their exercise requirements in a shorter amount of time. If you’re a moderate-intensity exerciser and you want to start running, consult your doctor. Once you gain her approval, increase the intensity of your exercise sessions slowly so your body can adjust to new levels of physical stress. Consult a fitness specialist to learn running techniques that can help you reduce your chances of experiencing an injury during your workout.
If we had to pick just one strength training exercise for runners it would be squats. They strengthen the entire lower body, by targeting running-specific muscles, such as the quadriceps, hamstrings, hips, hip flexors, and glutes. Squats can even help you strengthen your knees and prevent and injury.