Category | Quick Running Tips

Quick Tips: 10 Ways Barefoot Running Resets the Body

Posted on 07 August 2013

1. The feet become thicker and softer. 2. The skin, muscles, bones, and tendons have become more resistant to injury. 3. The skin becomes tough and pliable so it can shape around objects. 4. Running attentively helps to avoid hazards. 5. Form flaws are corrected. 6. There is more work in barefoot running, especially when [Read more...]

Elastic Recoil Is Like Saving Money in The Bank

Posted on 13 November 2012

There is a lot of confusion around the term elastic recoil vs. braking in running.  A critical feature of efficient running is a strong and stable base of support.  Without this foundation, there can be no efficient transfer of energy. Our tendons are highly adapted to storing and releasing energy under tensile strain.  Jay Dicharry [Read more...]

Go “Nip to Hip” With Your Hands

Posted on 03 October 2012

One of the keys to good leg action is what you do with your arms.  Your foot will almost always land under your hand, so if overreaching with hand in front your leg will overstride. Just observe folks when they are jogging. When the hand stays close to center so does the foot. Thus move your [Read more...]

Lengthen Your Posture as You Run…

Posted on 25 September 2012

This tip comes courtesy of my friend Lieutenant Colonel (Dr.) Dan Kuland, who, before he retired, was U.S. Air Force Chief of Health Promotion. “Lengthen your posture while running by imagining a helium balloon attached to your head.”

Don’t Overstride

Posted on 18 September 2012

Don’t overstride in front of you to go faster; this will wreck your knees and awkwardly stretch leg muscles.

Ditch the Chair and Get a Stand-up Desk

Posted on 11 September 2012

Another very functional way for runners to improve their stability and overall body balance is to get a stand-up desk. Many of us spend hours a day sitting in front of a computer at work or home. This causes the body to go out of alignment, and can even impair or diminish that end-of-workday training [Read more...]

Wake Up Your Glutes with “Run Away” Drill

Posted on 03 September 2012

The drill with the resistance tether is the “Run Away” drill and forces a runner to cue and engage the glutes in a “push” motion. Power in running comes from the glutes and all runners have them, they just need to wake them up and use them. No high-tech device is needed, just an old [Read more...]



 

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