How to Squat to Improve Running
Squats build the leg and buttock muscles that supports your running form.
I enjoy this core exercise the most because I can do them fast while maintaining good form. However, due to my strong quadriceps I must complete many reps to feel the burn.
I complete two variations of the exercise: the standard and the jumping. Both require a straight back, bent slightly forward with knees not bowing outwards. Jumping squats need a good stable landing, ideally on the midfoot, with arms swinging high as you lift up from the ground.
This more challenging exercise is also ideal to work your cardiovascular system.
1 minute – 59 consecutively
2 minutes – 124 consecutively
100 reps – 1:31
150 reps – 2:22
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2 minutes – 61