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Runners Are Neglecting This Body Part

Furthermore reported on a recent study that found runners with weak deep core muscles were more likely to experience back pain from an increased load on the spine.

If your deep core muscles aren't strong enough, HSS sports performance specialist Ashley Fluger CSCS, CPT said you're more likely to develop other problems from running, like knee pain and overuse injuries in your hips and feet.

According to the article, performing exercises such as forearm planks, glute bridges and mountain climbers can help strengthen your core muscles for running.

This article originally appeared on Furthermore.equinox.com