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Learn Fitness Training Stations for Cross Country!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Getting out and running isn’t enough to prepare athletes for the rigors of cross country season. Oklahoma State University director of track & field and cross country, Dave Smith, includes core workouts in his team’s training routine to enhance their stamina.

Station Rotation

Drill Summary: Here are the stations listed in order:

1. Wheels (Left & Right)
2. Bosu Knees to Chest
3. One Leg Squats
4. Stability Ball Twists
5. Inch Worms & Spider Mans
6. Balance Pad with Med Ball Throws

Keys to the Drill:

1) Use the right form in all stations.
2) Don’t rush.
3) Focus on strengthening your core.
4) Encourage teammates!

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “All Access Oklahoma State Cross Country Practice.” View other world class Track & Field videos!

Improve Posture and Increase Strength with This Core Exercise!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, January 24, 2014

Veteran track and cross country coach at Villanova, Marcus O’ Sullivan, shows you a great core development exercise. This will strengthen your runners’ core to improve balance and posture, which is essential for successful track and cross country running.

Core Exercise

Gain more insight and an additional video clip from, “Marcus O’Sullivan: Core Strength for Middle Distance & Distance Runners.” Discover other great Strength Training videos apart of our large Track & Field collection!

Make Stronger Blocks using your Core!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, January 10, 2014

University of Illinois Head Coach, Kevin Hambly, works with his players on a core focused blocking exercise. It is important for the athletes to feel they are pushing with their core as they block the ball. This will give you more strength in your blocks than pushing with just your shoulders.

Core Blocking Drill

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from an additional clip of “AAU Volleyball Skill Progressions: Blocking.” VIEW other world class Blocking videos in our massive Volleyball library!


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