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Runlab core and upper body exercises

Strength training for runners - core 2

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In part 2 of our series on maintaining your running form Runlab founder and marathoner, Vlad Shatrov shows us how we can run at our best with more core work and upper body exercises.

Together with “core conditioning” these exercises focus on developing and improving movement patterns for improved running form derived from the upper body.

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Watch part 1- Core and lower body exercises to boost your running performance here


With over 10 years’ experience training runners together with competing at the highest levels in distance running, Vlad Shatrov knows what it means to be a runner.

After completing the 2015 Tokyo Melbourne Marathon in a PB of 2:20, Vlad knows what it takes to set a goal and really work towards it. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, having trained with many of Australia’s best runners and coaches, and he has a passion for running like no other.

Vlad is also the founder of Runlab, a leading provider of group interval training sessions, group functional strength classes and personalized running analysis and programming. He has trained runners of all abilities, so whether you’re looking to run in the Family Fun Run, smash the Bridge Run, step up to the Half marathon or finish the Blackmores Sydney Marathon, he can help you with your training.

Got a question for Vlad? Ask him your training question here