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Louise Damen
Running Beginner

Should I be doing other exercise in addition to running?

As a runner your body needs to be robust enough to withstand the demands of impact so a small amount of strength and conditioning work can go a long way. Aim to strengthen the key muscle groups involved in running - quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves.

Yoga or pilates are also activities to help improve your core strength and to counterbalance any muscle tension that running creates.

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