running technique Articles

To drill or not to drill?

An interesting question, isn’t it? On the one hand, as we all know, everyone who learns something is doing it through drills – in swimming, tennis, golf, etc. On the other hand, it is boring stuff, especially in running, where our common sense doesn’t even speak of drilling at all. In running we just run… or do we?

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Good form in sprinting

The element of running in a form of sprinting, dashing, maneuvering is part of virtually all sports and athletic activities, just look at American football, soccer, basketball just to name a few. Your technique must be close to perfect and you must be focused because you will only have a fraction of a second or a few seconds at the most to make a difference.

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Stride length and range of motion

Understanding the difference between stride length and range of motion continues to be an area of confusion that has been difficult for many of my students to overcome. All too often in my clinics, I find that I need to keep coming back to this point, to clarify the biomechanical and psychological differences between these two properties.

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Pose Method® for Senior Runners

This is a rather popular topic on our website. I understand it completely because I had lots of experience with this particular age group during my personal training work. At a certain age the necessity to change the lifestyle becomes urgent, because the previous sedentary way of life brings so many negative consequences that they force you to start doing something about it.

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What is good running form?

In running, more so than in other sports, the opinions on proper technique vary, but there is a more or less unanimous take on what represents good form. That strange disconnect between these two very connected things promotes erroneous ideas and further confusion since it takes correct technique to produce good form. What are the… Read more

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Form and technique in athletics

Form and technique are directly connected. One is a product, result, of the other. You have to first learn how to (technique) to do it (athletic form) in order to make it happen (proper athletic form). Technique is a skill of doing. We produce good form when we skillfully do something. For example, we produce… Read more

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The Extensor Paradox in running

The original article below on the topic at hand, was published in Biomechanics of Distance Running in 1990. As you read the data and conclusions from this research you’ll see that the running  scientific community was not ready to accept the idea of the role of gravity as a leading force in running. A classical… Read more

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