Yes, you can burn a lot of calories each time you run but adding some strength training moves to your run can give you even better results. So add these strength training exercises recommended by fitness expert Sagar Pednekar, Gold’s Gym India to burn more calories and improve your stamina and endurance while running.
Squats: Squats do much more than just making you look good in those running shorts. They not only help you torch more calories during a run, but they also help you thrust the hips forward while you run.
Side planks with Kegels: Side planks help you build the strongest, most solid core possible. And Kegels can prevent issues in female runners like bladder and uterine prolapse and urine leakage. So you would want to do some Kegels while holding the side plank position.
Lunges: Lunges require a lot of work at every stride, and thus they burn a lot of calories. If you are a beginner, then some lunges can help you sprint at the end of a long run. Performing some forward lunges can just be enough.
Pull ups: If you find some bar in the park while you run then go ahead and do pull-ups. Pull ups engage all your muscles at the same time and helps you keep perfect posture during your run, helping you run faster.
Pushups: As a runner, it is important that you target several muscle groups at a time because you will not have a chance to do the isolation moves. Pushups target your triceps, chest and front of your shoulders while engaging your core.