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Idea from Ben Rand

Ben Rand


So You Want to Run a Marathon? Why a Strong Core is Important


Many amateur endurance runners make a major training mistake when they focus almost entirely on cardiovascular fitness. They don't realize until miles 17 and up that they should have spent time strengthening their core. I propose that an article that explains the physiological reasons why building a strong core is important to getting to the finish line -- happily and on time.


Ben Rand


  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6407754/
  • https://strengthrunning.com/2012/01/the-standard-core-routine-video-demonstration/
  • https://www.exceltherapy.com/2017/01/20/the-importance-of-a-strong-core-for-runners/
  • https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/core-exercises/art-20044751
  • https://adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-activities/running/training/core-strength-training-runners.htm