Running zigzag - technical skill

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Here’s a way of running that is on another level. Running in a zigzag pattern is sprinting with an abrupt change of direction.

This approach is used most prominently in team sports like American football, soccer, basketball, etc. when the athletes need to maneuver to avoid other players. This year it was part of a varied and ever changing CrossFit® Games event schedule. There are many uses for the zigzag movement, so it is worth the effort to perfect it.

So what does it take? While virtually everyone can do it, the key, is to be able to change direction as quickly as possible. How do you do it? Watch this video to find out:

Stay tuned for our videos on this channel to perfect your movement patterns.

To learn more and to improve your running technique, check out our Beginner’s Guide to Pose Running.

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