The Best Cross-Training Moves for Trail Runners

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Step-Ups

Since trail running is practically synonymous with hill running, step ups are a good way to build the strength necessary to get you up those hills. Plus, they’re also great for hip stability. “All trail runners should be able to step up onto a knee-height box off either leg,” Wilcock says. “If this is doable, then weight should be added to make those climbs even easier.” Start with three sets of 15 to 20 step-ups per leg. 

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