Transcript: Four SimpleSteps to Good Running Form
- Stand tall.
- Point toes forward.
- Reach to the sky to reset your posture.
- Run with your head up and your gaze directed ahead of you.
- March in place prior to you run to reinforce the proper mid-foot strike.
- Heel-striking and over-striding cause braking.
- Landing on fore-foot can strain calf and achilles.
- Aim for a cadence of 180.
- The find your cadence, count number of right foot strikes for 20 seconds and multiply by 6.
- Run light and avoid pounding.
- Lean from ankles without bending at waist.
- Flexing at the ankle reduces unnecessary muscle strain causes by toeing off.
- Use gravity to your advantage instead of excessive muscle force.
Common Running Form
Over-striding, heel-striking, & bad posture cause braking and torque, which equates to inefficient running & leads to many common injuries.
Good Running Form
Quick strides, mid-foot striking, & good posture prevent stress that causes strain and injury, while also making running more enjoyable and efficient.