Training for your 5k is such a super milestone, so you may think this is the time to run whenever you can to build up your leg strength. Think again! To do a 5k it is important to run and cross train with effective and intense exercises. These exercises will not only help you to prevent injury but also give you that extra spring in your step. So check out these awesome exercises and get to it so you can rock your 5k while feeling amazing!
1. Dumbell Lunges
If you build lean muscle mass, you can quicken running times and work your larger muscle groups. You can also do some of the plyometric exercises in this video to engage twitch muscle fiber which will help you to run speedy 5k times. To up the intensity grab some dumbbells and push your body to the max!