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5 Muscle Groups Runners Should Target


5 Muscle Groups Runners Should Target

Dr. Dane Treat with University of Minnesota Team Physician Dr. Robert Johnson, himself the finisher of 72 marathons (to date). This 10 minute video starts with a brief introduction by Dr. Robert Johnson on how to keep it simple.

After Dr. Johnson’s introduction Dr. Dane Treat demonstrates exercises, with proper technique, runners can do at home to target the 5 main muscle groups most beneficial for injury prevention and increased performance.



Muscle Groups and Exercise Demonstrations

  1. Transversus Abdominis – Deep abdominal layer
  2. Gluteus Medius – Side lying leg lifts and planks
  3. Gluteus Maximus – Butt Bridges
  4. Groin Exercises & Partial Squats – Will also hit the quads and the glutes





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Hello! I am a Phoenix-area Family and Sports Medicine Physician with a big interest in exercise and fitness. I grew up in Oklahoma, attended OSU undergrad and arch rival OU medical school. I did my Family Medicine training at Good Samaritan Family Practice Residency in Phoenix, and my Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Missouri in Columbia. I currently work for a group of Urgent Cares as well as for a large local company as the Primary Care physician for it's employees. I'm married and we have a beautiful little girl who will no doubt appear in photos or videos that I post. A big sports fan and lifelong Broncos fan, I have been known to spontaneously "Tebow" at random times that my wife feels are inappropriate.

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