Trail running has multiple benefits–improving balance, bone density, and strengthening core muscles–but it can also benefit different types of athletes in specific ways. With any training program, easing into things is important. With trail running, gradually building up to more technical terrain will give your muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons time to adjust and prepare them to become stronger than ever. Learn how trail running can benefit your body if you’re a road runner, a hiker, a yogi, cyclist, a CrossFitter, or simple need some motivation to start exercising!
(Republished with permission of VeloPress from Trailhead: The Dirt on All Things Trail Running by Lisa Jhung with illustrations by Charlie Layton. For more, visit VeloPress.)