Good mobility of our toes, feet and ankles plays a huge role in great running technique. In this post and video I’ll explain why, and give you a few ways to test and effectively increase your range of motion in the feet and ankles.
Foot Strength for Runners
First off – having flat feet, or collapsed arches, is not always a bad thing and it certainly doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t run!
– but there is a higher risk of injury stemming from weak foot muscles.
Luckily, there are several things we can do as runners to develop more foot strength and support, to prevent injury if your feet are on the flatter side.
Is it possible to make small adjustments to your running technique which will have a huge impact on your running efficiency and enjoyment? Absolutely!
In this episode of the Run Better with Yoga show we’ll cover 5 steps you can take to improve running form, increase efficiency and decrease injury. This means we’ll also boost our speed, distance and endurance. Sound good? Let’s go!
Today we have a short pre race meditation which can also be used pre training run for increased athletic performance.
One of the most life changing practises that you can adopt is meditation – and more and more athletes are taking up a mediation practice for all the benefits that it offers
Today’s video is all about how to get running to feel a whole lot easier, when you strengthen and connect to your core.
You see, there’s more to it than just building core strength – because if we’re not properly connecting to it, that strength has little benefit.
If great posture is the key to great running… strong glutes are the key to great posture!
Along with deep abdominal strength, powerful glutes keep us upright and provide a stable core centre, so the upper and lower body can function with more ease.
The key to great running is great posture. A good running posture means more efficiency, easier running.
The more we practise good posture when not running, the easier it becomes to maintain it when we are!
But how do we know exactly what having great posture feels like?
And how to do it right
We’ve all been there – we have great intentions of doing our post run cool down but, for one reason or another, it just doesn’t happen!
We don’t always feel like taking the time to stretch straight after a run – we’re tired, hungry, and have a million other things to do.