Improve Your Form
Want to get the most out of your run? Check your form. While your running style is uniquely your own and shouldn't be drastically changed, minor corrections in form will help you run with less tension and allow you to focus your energy on speed and endurance. Use this guideline to learn how to improve your form and get the most from your run.
By working to improve your form, you can adapt to stress and avoid injury. At the same time, you will become more efficient and have a better chance of achieving your goals.
Part one dealt with analyzing and improving your upper-body position to improve your running style. Part two willl look at assessing the major moving parts of your lower body.
Most people who run never think about the movement of their bodies. They go through the motions without thinking about it. But runners need skills training, just like a tennis player needs to learn how to hold the racket.
There are a few general tips most experts agree on when it comes to running form. Minor corrections can make a big difference in performance and injury prevention.
You'll find that you don't need to do all that much work to improve postural muscle strength. Once you get these muscles in shape, it takes very little maintenance to keep them that way.
The tension in our necks and upper shoulders during a run can bring on niggling discomfort or even outright pain. The culprit in most cases is poor posture, but a few simple stretches and exercises can easily straighten us out.
When you watch world-class runners, the last word you'd use to describe their running style is "stiff." Nevertheless, a certain type of stiffness is actually a hallmark characteristic of the best runners' strides.
The right running form helps you relax, making you faster, more efficient and less likely to get hurt. Proper form means making sure your whole body's working together correctly.