Running Technique: Running Drills – Part 6

Running Drills

 

Sadly, having good flexibility and strength does not miraculously result in good running technique.  Whilst strength training programs should be as specific as possible nothing quite prepares the body for running like running itself.  If your hip stabilizers or core have been your major strength deficit then strengthening these muscle groups will help but unfortunately unless you actually use them during your run your wont be achieving the improvements as effectively as you could.

Forefoot Landing

Running in Place/ Marching on the Spot Landing on the forefoot

 

Stance Leg Stabilization

Landing on leg and stabilizing through knee/ ankle and hip

 

Stance Leg Power

straighten leg, push off toe, activate glut

 

Pelvis and Core and Balance

raising up onto toe with stride action- maintain balance, pelvis stable and aligned

 

Knee Drive

after foot strike focus on driving knee forward

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