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Building a Better Runner:
Volume 1
Building from the Ground Up

Get Stronger...  Stay Healthy...  Run Faster.

Order at Amazon.com 2007
80 Minutes
Instructional
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
  • Balance/Lower Leg- 12 preventative strategy exercises
  • Sand Routine- 6 walks to do in the sand pit
  • Teak Routine- 7 exercises for general strength
  • Tempo Warm-Up- 39 dynamic exercises to prepare for the day’s workout
In 2008 the next DVD in this series, Volume 2, was released.


· Instructional   · 2007   · Topics   · Injury Prevention   · Workout