Want to know the secret to running technique no one is telling you? (Hint: It has nothing to do with shoes or drills.)
When it comes to running, we tend to put the cart before the horse. Browse the web and you're sure to find plenty of coaches and trainers eager to help you improve your running form. And there's certainly no shortage of shoe companies who will tell you that their shoes are, in fact, the magic bullet you've been looking for.
Strap on a pair of those babies and you'll run faster and injury-free.
Um, not so much.
The truth is, our running technique is a product of the way we move.
It is the sum total of our flexibility, mobility, strength, stability and biomechanics. We see evidence of this in our Fast Lab everyday. When athletes restore balance in muscle length, achieve appropriate mobility in the joints, and develop strong, stable cores, the way in which they run is transformed.
Small tweaks can be made to things like posture, cadence and arm carriage, but these are not central. They are the "frosting on the cake." A particular shoe or the latest method can neither create core stability nor compensate for short hip flexors.
The way that we run is derived from the inside out, not the outside in.
To ignore this is to invite injury and deny yourself your true potential.
Don't settle for broken and slow. Choose healthy and fast!
Helping YOU Be Great!
Coach Al and Kurt
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