Natural Running Technique
In this week’s post and video we look at natural running technique and 5 top tips to get started!
Natural running form is something we’re all born with but can lose over time, due to modern life habits, such as too much sitting (weak glutes and tight hips), or using super padded shoes (promoting heel striking and poor running form!).
With time, patience and practice it’s possible to recapture good running form, and learn to run with ease, pain free.
Starting a yoga practice to build strength in the core, glute power, all over body strength, mobility and flexibility is a massive part of natural or minimalist running, but here are my top 5 tips to get you started on this journey:
- Stand tall engaging the deeper abdominals when running
- Lean from the ankles not the waist
- Lift the heels up behind you – don’t try and stride out ahead!
- Speed up your cadence aiming for around 180 beats per minute
- Relax the arms with the elbows going back behind you
It will take practice and time, but the rewards for your running will be worth it! Watch this week’s video to see those tips in action ↓ and leave me a comment below!
I can’t wait to hear from you,
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