Training for Trails

Trail running not only demands fitness, it also demands strength. Those steep inclines and treacherous declines definitely require some strong legs.

Welsh Trail Runner has created a leg workout specifically designed to help trail runners to deal with those arduous trails.

Here’s the breakdown for each exercise:

1 Legged Chair Squat

Reps = Failure (per leg)

Sets = 3

Rest = 1 minute between sets

Purpose: strengthens your quads whilst protecting your knees.

Make it harder: hold a dumbbell/kettlebell/medicine ball.

Bulgarian Split Squat

Reps = Failure (per leg)

Sets = 3

Rest = 1 minute between sets

Purpose: great functional movement for improving balance and strengthening your glutes.

Make it harder: hold dumbbells in both hands.

Split Squat Jump

Reps = 1 minute

Sets = 3

Rest = 1 minute between sets

Purpose: improves coordination and endurance at the same time – feel the burn!

Make it harder: keep your hands behind your head.

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