Building a Better Runner: Volume 1 Building from the Ground Up
Get Stronger... Stay Healthy... Run Faster.
Available on DVD
Coach Jay Johnson from the University of Colorado has teamed up with Coach Mike Smith from Kansas State University to bring you this 80 minute DVD that contains over 100 different exercises designed to improve strength, prevent injury, and help athletes run faster. Most of these exercises require no equipment and can be done virtually anywhere. Four major strategy areas are demonstrated by the former Kansas State University athletes: Metabolic, Preventive, Ground Contact, and General Strength. This DVD can be ordered from Amazon.com and it comes with PDF files that you can print out and take with you during your workout sessions. You can learn more at the official site, RunningDVDs.com where you can view a sample clips, read more background information, and you are also provided the choice to purchase a download of this production (be sure you are using a high speed connection for this choice).
Here is a listing of the routines and number of exercises conducted for each drill:
Preventative Strategies Back Routine- 16 exercises
Dryer Routine- 8 exercises for general strength
Helsinki Routine- 10 general strength items, many with a medicine ball
Mahogany Routine- 7 more general strength options
Pedestal Routine- 10 tasks in prone, supnie and lateral positions