Running abs are a thing. And if this is the first time you are hearing that, you need to up your game. Running is not only about the legs and the shoulders. A strong core is the real stamina booster when it comes to hitting the track.

If you are wondering how to run faster, and how to do so without spending hours and hours into it, it’s time to look into running workouts for abs. Because they can help you get the endurance and stamina you need in these unknown ways-

Preventing Overuse Injuries

Strong Abs and back muscles can protect your spine from injuries that happen because of sudden movement.

They Stabilize your Body

Running involves a constant shift of body weight from one muscle to the other. A stable posture is hence imperative for an effective and long-lasting running technique. A strong core induces a stabilizing effect on your body and improves your body balance.

How to Get Abs from Running

Abs and Running is not just a one-sided love saga. If you have stronger abs, you run more. And if you run more, you will have better abs. Experts say that speed running sessions can make for a great running abs workout.

Running for abs is a famous exercise and you can enhance your chances of getting that dream body by doing these simple exercises that help your body develop core strength-

Flutter Kicks

Lie on your back on a yoga mat. Now lift both your legs a few inches above the ground. Position your hands under your back. Begin to move your legs up and down alternatively or do a “flutter” motion with them. Continue the exercise for 30 to 45 seconds.


Lie on a yoga mat face down. Now place both your forearms next to your shoulders with your fists closed. Now lift your torso with the help of your arms and hold the position using your core muscles. Continue for at least 3p seconds.

Hip Bridge

Lie on your back on a yoga mat with your knees bent and pointing upwards. Place your arms palm down by your sides. Now raise your hips until your torso forms a straight line with your knees and chest. Hold the position for at least 30 seconds.

Mountain Climber

Start with the plant position. Then place your hand’s palm down on the floor and lift your hips. Now lift your right knee towards your left elbow and then take it back to the starting position. Do the same thing with your left knee. Do at least 10 repetitions for this exercise.


There is nothing you can’t tackle with a strong core, not even those mile-long running goals. With a little high-intensity training, simple exercise and motivation, you can have the abs that can drive you to run long-distances without losing breath. A little effort in strengthening your core can both enhance your body’s aesthetic quotient and make you a more efficient runner.

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