Running On The Spot

Beginner Level of Difficulty

Running on the spot is a lower body conditioning exercise suitable for all fitness levels.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


Picture of Quadriceps

Quadriceps

The quadriceps (quads) are a group of four muscles on the front of the thigh. They allow your knee to straighten and provide stability when standing. Your quads are the most important muscle group for maintaining the ability to stand and to walk independently.

Picture of Calves

Calves

Calves (calf muscles) influence the ankles and contribute to overall ankle strength. Strengthening your calf muscles will help your balance and performing movements such as running, walking and jumping.

Exercise Instructions


running on the spot - step 1

Step 1

Start in a standing position with your arms to your sides.

running on the spot - step 2

Step 2

Stay nice and light on your toes and try run on the same spot.

running on the spot - step 3

Step 3

Run for the recommended length of time or number of steps.