Exercise for New Runners

This week, there's no big run for me as I've outstation to Singapore for my work. I just doing some workout at Hotel Puteri Pacific gym. Luckily, I've watch the Argentina hockey junior doing some workout at the gym. There's such a hard exercise they're doing with their sexy fitness instructor. Their exercise is very tough for me to follow but I've found some exercise that could fit me as a new runners. Let's read this exercise that could suit if you're new to runner like me.


Stand as tall as you can with your feet spread shoulder-width apart. Lower your body as far as you can by pushing your hips back and bending your knees. Pause, then slowly push yourself back to the starting position. Do three sets of 10 reps.

 Watch out for: Make sure your front knee doesn’t extend past your toes. Keep your upper body “tall”—don’t lean forward.

Make it harder: Turn it into a Jump Squat. Squat down and then explode up as high as you can and land softly.


Squat video


 Stand with your feet staggered, your right foot forward. Squat down so that your left knee is lowered toward, but not touching, the floor. Lower down to a count of tow, and rise back up to a count of two. Repeat on the other leg. Do three sets of 10 reps.

 Watch out for: Make sure your front knee doesn’t extend past your toes. Keep your upper body “tall”—don’t lean forward.
Make it harder: Do Jumping Lunges. Step forward with your left foot and lower into a lunge. Jump straight up off the floor, swinging your arms forward and switching your legs in midair, like scissors. Land in a lunge with your right leg forward.


 Lie on your back with your knees bent, arms out, and palms down. Draw your belly button in, and lift your hips up by pressing your feet into the ground. Contract your core, your glutes, and then your hamstrings in this position. Hold for three to five seconds. Do three sets of 10 reps.

 Watch out for: Keep your hips level—don’t let one side dip—while raised.
Make it harder: Do a One Legged Bridge. Raise one leg off the ground. While keeping that leg in the air, drive through the heel of your other foot, raising your hips and glutes off the ground. Return to the starting position and repeat. Do the same move on your other side.


Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Contract your abdominals and hold for 60 seconds. If you can't make it to 60 seconds, hold for 5 to 10 seconds and rest for 5 seconds, continuing for 1 minute.

 Watch out for: Don't drop your hips or raise your butt.
Make it harder: Do a Rolling Plank. Begin in plank position. Then rotate to your left and do a side plank. Hold for 10 seconds, then rotate into a right side plank and hold for another 10 seconds. Return to plan, and repeat.

Mountain Climbers:

Get into a pushup position. Bring your right knee in, then extend it back. Bring your left knee in, then extend it back. Alternate legs and move as fast as you can while maintaining good form. Do three sets of 10 reps counting right and left together as one left.

 Watch out for: Your body should form a straight line from your head to your ankles. Don't change your lower-back posture as you lift your knee


 Start facedown on the floor, with your arms and legs extended out front. Raise your head, your left arm, and right leg about five inches off the floor. Hold for three counts, then lower. Repeat with your right arm and left leg. Do up to 10 reps on each side.

 Watch out for: Don’t raise your shoulders too much.
Make it harder: Lift both arms and legs at the same time.

 All this information, I've copy from Runnersworld and if you have any exercise that suit new runner, then share with us.

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