Roll Up Start
Pilates for Runners Workout
If you want to run faster, stride length is the key! However, runners usually have tight hamstrings that limit the forward motion of the leg. Unless you actively work to stretch your hamstrings, they will only get tighter and tighter with each run due to the hamstring’s backward bend and pull motion during each stride. The Roll-up is a great exercise that will not only stretch your hamstrings, gluteals, and low back, but strengthen your core at the same time! Talk about a multi-tasker!
- Lie on your back with legs extended. Place your feet hip-distance apart, and point the toes. Extend your arms vertically. Your scapula and ribcage should be anchored down.