9 Strength Moves to up Your Running

Walking crossover lunge

Stand tall with your core engaged. Step forward and left with your right leg. Cross over your left leg and lower into a lunge position. Drive through your right heel and return to the starting position. Repeat with your left leg. Do 5 reps per side and 3 sets.

Curtsy Lunge

Stand with your feet hip width apart. Keep your weight on your left foot and step your right foot behind and beyond your left leg into a lunge position. Pushing through your left heel return to the starting position. Do 5 reps per leg and 3 sets.

Drop Lunge

Start in a standing position. Pick up your left leg and lower into a left side lunge keeping your right leg straight. Push through your left leg to return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side. Do 3 to 5 reps per side and 2 to 3 sets.

Single-Leg Romanian Deadlift

Shift your weight onto your left leg and slightly bend your right knee. Lower your chest to the floor keeping a straight back and your core engaged. Allow your right foot to lift. Return to the starting position. Do 3 to 5 reps per side and 2 to 3 sets.

Bulgarian Split Squat

Using a bench or a step begin standing in front of the bench. Reach your right foot back and rest it on the bench. Bend your left knee to lower as far and you can with control. Push through your left foot to return to the starting position. Do 5 reps per side and 2 to 3 sets.

Front Foot Elevated Step-Back Lunge

Begin standing on a box, bench or step. Step back with your left foot and lower your left knee. Push through your right heel to stand. Do 5 reps per side and 2 to 3 sets.

Single-Leg Squat Tapping Wall

Stand with your heels a foots length away from a wall. Balance on your right leg and lower until your butt slightly touches the wall. Push through your right heel to stand. Do 30 reps and then repeat on your left leg. Do 2 sets.

Resistance Band Lateral Walk

Place a band around your ankles and lower into a quarter squat. Take a step to your left and follow with your right foot. Continue taking quick steps to your left until you reach 30. Repeat in the opposite direction. Do 3 to 4 sets in each direction.

Mountain Climbers

Get into the pushup position with your core engaged. Drive one knee towards your chest and return that foot to the starting position while driving the opposite knee towards your chest. Do 15 reps per leg and 3 to 4 sets, alternating legs as quickly as possible.