Words: Dani Byrnes
When training for the Gold Coast Marathon, it’s important to consider our muscle activation exercises. It is fundamental to warm up the muscles before a run, whether it be a training run or race day. When the body is warm, limber and utilising the correct muscles, then we are in prime running form with a reduced chance of injury. Additionally, running requires energy, and energy production requires oxygen; so it is important to get blood flowing to the working muscles such as a our glutes, hamstrings and abdominals, to see us through to the end of the run or the finish line. You can pick and choose a few of these activation exercises to prepare for your training run.
For a full body workout, complete all exercises as per the suggested reps and timings.