I’ve got some important information to share with you about this program and how YOU can be successful with it – and YOU CAN!
But first, I’d like to discuss one of the very important reasons WHY you are here.
Can we talk running for a minute? Fast running? Injury-free running?
FACT: In order to run at high speeds safely with a low risk of injury, you need to be healthy, stable, and have very good mobility, especially in the hips.
What do I mean?
Having a large available range of motion in the hip joints helps to resist impact forces AND allows you to stride longer and easier.
Put simply, you can’t run safely and efficiently at a fast speed without a good range of motion in your hips.
Notice how much flexion and extension of the hips this marathoner is able to achieve!
Think About It:
When you see a very fast efficient-looking runner, they appear to be covering a significant amount of ground with every stride.
There are a few reasons why that happens, but know… that it WON’T happen unless the hip joints can move freely, allowing the knees to drive forward during the swing phase of the stride, and the legs to push back powerfully.
Check out the image to the left as one example – that’s 2008 Olympic Marathon champion, Sami Wanjiru. What you see during this “mid-flight” stage of the gait cycle is an obviously large range of motion at the hips.
This brings me to this: You can’t move where you can’t move.