Runner's Test: How Fit Are You?

Find out how strong your running muscles are.

Is your body fit for running? Identify your weak spots with this test. By Estelle Low

Reality check: Good runners don’t just run. A good part of their training is spent on muscle conditioning. “One needs to build up different muscle groups in order to become a speedier and more efficient runner,” says Marie Purvis, international trainer for Nike. And we’re talking about your upper back, core, quads, hamstrings, glutes, and ankles. If any of these are weak, your overall performance will be affected. Try these tests designed by Marie (no fancy tools required!) to find out how strong – or weak – your muscles are.

(Also read: 6 Stretches You Must Do Before & After a Run)

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