Prepare Your Body Before a Run

The Cybex Workout Center contains programming for multiple fitness goals including weight loss, performance, and improving your body's size & shape. It also features workout programs designed to help runners with their training and results. Today, we look at the first workout in the block of four, focusing on preparing yourself for running. 

Prepare your body before a run with this workout from Cybex.

Prepare Before a Run

This program is designed to build stability around the ankles, knees and hips, while simultaneously laying the foundation for a strength training program for improved running performance. Designed to complement a running program, this workout is meant for someone who is just starting out, or is returning to running after a period of inactivity.

Progress through the workout, performing the sets and reps suggested for each exercise. Focus on “feeling” the exercise in the area suggested, and do enough repetitions to get a good “burn” in that area. If you need to add a few more repetitions to get a good feel for the exercise, we suggest you do so. Each time you do this workout, you should feel things a little sooner and you should feel a little more stable, or balanced, as you perform each exercise.


Bands, box/stair


Approximately 30-45 minutes


Workout PDF to prepare your body before a run.

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Workouts for runners

We have four progressive workouts designed with runners in mind, each available for free at the Cybex Workout Center. Each of the exercises offers a visual explanation, helping you make the right movement for the greatest impact.

Click Here for 4 Great Workouts for Runners


Cybex is a provider and manufacturer of premium commercial fitness equipment. Content featured in the Cybex Fitness Blog is meant to inspire healthy living and wellness and should not be taken as medical advice. As always, be sure to consult a physician if you are unsure of your individual exercise readiness or have a pre-existing medical condition. While these programs offer great benefits, there are many considerations that should be weighed before attempting any type of physical activity.

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