6 Must-Do Exercises to Improve Pelvic Stability

In one of our previous blog posts, we talked about the importance of pelvic stability in running form to help you improve performance and reduce the risk of injury. As a refresher, here is a quick recap on the pelvis and it’s importance in our running:

Pelvic movement happens on three different planes: sagittal, coronal and transverse, which correspond to tilt, drop and rotation respectively.

5 Things You Should Know Before Your First Marathon

Last Saturday, five Lumo team members set out for a weekend trip to Napa, California for the annual Napa Valley Marathon on Sunday. The beautiful, relatively flat course starting in Calistoga and ending in Napa was grazed only slightly with occasional showers and made out to be a relatively sunny and temperament day — perfect for a marathon!

Dr. Jonathan Folland on Running Biomechanics

As part of the development of Lumo Run, we have partnered with the biomechanics experts over at Loughborough University in the UK to identify important biomechanical measures in running for optimized form for performance and reducing the risk of injury. Dr. Jonathan Folland is one of the lead researchers at Loughborough University with years of experience and expertise in sports science and exercise physiology. In this video, we asked him a few questions on why biomechanics is so important in running.

Lumo Meets DC Rainmaker @ CES

Happy Friday! With CES 2016 winding down, we’re just about wrapping up to prepare for our journey home to Lumo HQ in Palo Alto, CA. A big thank you to all who stopped by our partner booths at Refinery29, Nordic, and Flextronics, and especially at Pepcom where we had the opportunity to demo and talk about some of our latest projects — one of them being Lumo Run and the Digital Running Signatures we just announced.

[DATA POST] Lumo x Color Run SF

What better way to spend your weekends than getting sprayed with color!

Last Sunday, eleven eager Lumo Team members participated in our first local running event: The San Francisco Color Run. A fun and festive 5k race, the color run consists of 5 “checkpoints” where runners dressed in white run through a crowd of people that throw colored powder at you. The run is described as “the Happiest 5k on the planet”, and with all of the bright colors, enthusiastic runners and loud music playing, we have to agree.

A Better Way to Run Faster

In a previous post, we discussed the dangers of overstriding and how it is one of the most common faux-pas of running form, as well as a very common cause of injury for many runners. The solution there was to increase your cadence to reduce stride length, which also affects your other running biomechanics like bounce and braking — both measures of running efficiency.

Everything You Need To Know About Pelvic Rotation

When we think of running form and improving performance and efficiency, historically our focus has been on foot strikes: forefoot, midfoot, or the controversial heel-strikes. There’ve been many studies and debates around the topic of the best way to contact the ground, and how “we’re all doing it wrong” in terms of preventing injuries, running faster, etc.

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