6 Deadlifts That Will Make You a Better Athlete

Runner's World—December 9, 2016

Runner's World reporter K. Aleisha Fetters writes on different deadlift variations that will help runners strengthen their body.

"By honing in on the posterior chain - the muscles that make up your entire backside - deadlifts improve running form, economy and power," said exercise physiologist Polly de Mille, RN, CSCS, from Hospital for Special Surgery.

She adds that runners tend to have weak hips, glutes and hamstrings, which are responsible for both the sloppy form you may see at race finish lines and lower-body injuries such as IT band syndrome and runner's knee.

Read the full article for the 6 exercises at RunnersWorld.com.

 

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