RUNNING FORM

How you move your body while you run is considered your running form. Good form means you are using the correct muscles at the correct time to decrease the load on your body. This helps you be more efficient by using your energy to propel you forward instead of wasting it.
How you move your body while you run is considered your running form. Good form means you are using the correct muscles at the correct time to decrease the load on your body. This helps you be more efficient by using your energy to propel you forward instead of wasting it.

5 Keys to Better Running Form

Contributor: Greg McMillan  Category: Running Form I’m going to start by stating categorically that there is no one best running form. Runners come in so many different shapes, sizes and proportions that it’s simply illogical that one running form, like one training plan…

The Benefits of Regular Stretching and Strength Training

Contributor: Bryan Heiderscheit  Category: Running Form I often hear from runners that they avoid regularly stretching or strength training because they’d rather spend the time running. Who wouldn’t? Once daily work, family and general life demands…

3 Visualization Techniques to Fix Your Form

Contributor: Matt Fitzgerald Category: Running Form A few years ago, German researchers conducted an interesting study that looked at the effects of people’s thoughts as they ran. Volunteers were asked to run on a treadmill at a constant speed…

Why is Focusing on Your Running Form Important?

Contributor: Lumo Original Content  Category: Running Form Running with bad running form is similar to driving with a car with poor alignment. Over time, driving a car with poor alignment will wear down aspects of the car before its time, like its tires….

Why is the Pelvis Important?

Contributor: Lumo Original Content  Category: Running Form When we think of running form and improving performance and efficiency, historically our focus has been on foot strikes: forefoot, mid-foot, or the controversial heel-strikes. There’ve been many….

The Right Way to Change Your Form

Contributor: Lumo Original Content  Category: Running Form As mentioned above there isn’t an ideal form for all runners. The goal here is to get rid of as many red flags as you can and then let your body figure out the best form for you. Some classic red flags are…

This is What’s Missing From Your Training

Contributor: Juli Benson   Category: Running Form, Training

A fundamental and consistent element in our training is what I refer to as “athletic days”. Distance runners spend the majority of their training in the same plane of movement, using the same….

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