The Benefits of Core Strengthening to get you Mini Marathon Ready

Dr. Britney Zimmer, PT,DPT Franciscan St. Francis Sports Medicine and Emily Wintz, IU Student Intern show you exercise you can do at home to strengthen your core!

sSt. Francis Sports Medicine gives tips on proper Core Strengthening.

Benefits of Core Strengthening

1. Core muscles include: abdominal, gluteal, scapular and back muscles

2. Stimulating your core improves your stride length, speed and power, making you a more efficient runner

3. Core strengthening can help prevent injuries

4. Always begin core strengthening exercises by tightening your lower abdominal muscles provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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