If you’re training for a fall race, you're probably (hopefully) already being diligent and squeezing in strength workouts to your already-packed training schedule. All those squats, lunges, and leg presses are getting you stronger, so way to go. But are they also slashing your risk of getting hurt?
Unfortunately, if you’re working only your big muscles (read: quads and glutes), which most popular weight-room moves do, probably not as much as you'd hope. The good news: The fix is a simple, no-equipment routine that you can knock out anywhere in no time flat. It’s called the Myrtl routine, created by Jay Johnson, a running coach and director of Boulder Running Camps in Colorado—and it’s a secret weapon of running coaches and physical therapists.