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Remember that when you're doing reps, you're doing concentric and eccentric exercises. Holding your stance is an isometric exercise so it uses the muscles differently.
Ever do a horse stance? We had to do them in martial arts class, and my gym teacher in high school had a variation on it for punishment. You get your knees as wide apart as possible, thighs parallel to the floor, feet right under your knees, torso vertical. Now hold that. Most people can't manage 2 minutes. For black belt, you have to hold 20.
The point is, although any exercise is better than no exercise, gym exercise isn't necessarily helping a lot for holding that stance all the way down the run.
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