This is one of my favorite bodyweight exercises. It works all of the leg muscles in addition to heavy emphasis on the hip abductors which are important for sports involving running. Hip Abductor strength can also help protect the knees.
Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretch therapy.