Runners Core & Injury Prevention with Functional Strength // 20 Workouts and Videos

Average Weekly Training Hours 04:09
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 04:09
Training Load By Week

USAT Level IIE Coach Heather Casey brings performance and injury prevention training to a new level using 20 creative workouts to keep your core and stabilizer muscles balanced and strong!

Heather's background as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist combined with years of teaching yoga, Pilates and TRX to private clients and collegiate level athletes provide you with a diverse training plan to focus on areas many endurance athletes fall short on in their training: Hips, Lower back, Shoulders, Abdominals, Hamstrings and Flexibility.

Sample Day 1
0:20:00
Coach Heather Hagan - Video of Foam Rolling

5 min video of Coach Heather Hagan demonstrating examples of foam rolling. Try foam rolling 20 minutes each night and as a warm to KEY workouts:

Sample Day 1
0:20:00
'The Crowie' Core Routine (need stability ball)

Need a stability ball (med size) All exercises are demonstrated in this 2 min video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=colL_Kope7w ___________________________________________ 2 X 12 reps (single leg moves do 12 per leg) __________________________________________ - Stability ball push up > pike > pull in (do each of 3 moves in sequence. 3 moves X 4 = 12) - Single leg lift keeping hips stable (start position on back with feet on ball) - Hands to feet pass with ball - Knee drive to chest from forearms on ball - Straight leg hip lift with heels on ball - Hamstring pull in - Forearm plank spiderman (drive knee to elbow and alternate) * on mat, not ball - Explosive push up - Box Jump (use 12 or 18 inch box. Jump from deep squat/ land cushioned and soft - quiet land) *Can modify and do controlled step ups without jumping for non-impact option.

Sample Day 2
0:15:00
Foam roll - hips, glutes, hamstrings, calves and back

Sample Day 2
0:35:00
45TSS
Heather’s Kona Core 2 sets

- 2 x 10 band pull aparts: http://bbcom.me/2yigexW

- 2 x 10 tricep pull aparts: http://bit.ly/2xPI3MJ

- 2 x 10 face pulls: http://bit.ly/1jsgqbv

- 2 x 10 single arm band rows w/ rotational core:
http://bit.ly/2fB1oHu

- 2 x 20 total high plank shoulder taps:
http://bit.ly/2yhJMMo

- 2 x 20 total high plank knee to elbow
http://bit.ly/2x6bVFU

- 2 x 20 total sprinter crunch:
http://bit.ly/2xKJSsP

- 2 x 60 sec static bridge: 
http://bit.ly/2fHrRqv

- 2 x 10 reps each exercise in pilates hip series
http://bit.ly/2fC1zT2

- 2 x 20 total alternating bird dogs:
https://youtu.be/c7QX_4KnGl8

- 2 x 20 total alternating sides dead bug:
https://youtu.be/xQ95nWBaBtY

- 2 x 15 Cook hip lifts
https://youtu.be/h9KW-4buZ2U

- 2 x 15 pelvic tilt lifts:
http://bit.ly/2fBt7Ie

- 2 x 10 super man
https://youtu.be/EOItNriYKCs

- 2 x 10 eccentric calf raises
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2GgSoHvIXo

Sample Day 3
0:20:00
2 sets: Mini Band Drills and quick core

With Mini Band: - 15 lateral steps each direction (toes pointing forward/ knees tracking over ankles - 15 front kicks - 15 back kicks - 15 cross body kicks - 60 sec forearm plank hold (booty and core TIGHTLY held in and take deep inhales and exhales) - 12 superman lower back lifts - 12 bird dogs each side (opposite arm / leg balance on hands and knees) - 60 sec plank with knee drive to opposite elbow

Sample Day 3
0:12:00
Founder’s back strengthening

https://youtu.be/4BOTvaRaDjI?list=PLh4zJ2i6o6DKZT5K_RMlTwVtT3XzQiMYh

Sample Day 4
0:15:00
Foam roll - hips, glutes, hamstrings, calves and back

Heather Casey, CSCS, USAT Level 2 - Elite Youth & Jr.
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Athletes who work with a coach are more likely to see progress and goal achievement than athletes who train on their own. During your free consultation, we’ll identify what’s holding you back and goals you’d like to achieve. Then we go to work putting a plan in place to get you to your dreams. Heather’s philosophy of progressing an athlete at their individual pace effectively creates a plan based on metrics but grounded by lifestyle. Each athlete has a path and no two are alike!