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The buzz word for this week: Pairings. In a meta sense, to run well and run healthy, you must complement your mileage with strength-training. “If you haven’t picked up on it yet, running really does need to be paired with lifting,” says Tier 4 coach Jason Skinner. “Structure, balance and movement tend to fall apart without it.”

“The benefit of this week is found in the pairings of the exercise,” says Skinner. “The Reach, Roll and Lift create the mobility and stability required at the shoulder and scapula, while the Push-up Plank with Shoulder Taps reinforces those gains and ties in the core and upper extremities. The Split Squat with Band Adduction challenges the glute in a split stance position while the Lunge to Cable Row requires the body to further stabilize in a more challenging single-leg stance while once again incorporating the upper extremities.”

More experts and more of the same…train your whole body. Although I like this article as it encourages me not to feel vain when I look in the mirror.

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