Tennis Ball Squeezes

Tennis ball squeezes are excellent to strengthen the hands so that your hands are strong for bridging your hands in the starting position.

Beginner recommendation: Do both squeezes demonstrated in the video everyday until exhaustion.

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Towel Scrunches

Towel crunches help strengthen the muscles in the feet. Keeping this connective tissue both strong and flexible will reduce the risk of repetitive stress injuries. This exercise will also help prepare the foot for the stress of running.

Beginner recommendation: 1 set of 20 on each foot everyday. If you reach the end of the towel before you’ve completed 20 then do it again until you’ve done 20 on each foot.