There are many running myths that predominate in the fields of physical therapy, gait analysis, and run coaching. One of the biggest… is that improvements as seen here can be achieved by focusing on the hip (only), or the core (only), or…on conscious, outside-in, form or technique “changes.”
ALL of these are MYTHS.
To put it another way, these kinds of improvements won’t happen to this degree because of the action of ONE part of the body, or ONE muscle. They happen because ALL of it – each area and part, is doing its job – what it was designed to do: his hips, his core, his feet, and his legs.
In simplest terms, much like a typical “union shop,” every person (or in this case, body-part) has a responsibility and needs to do ITS job. The training I embarked on with Dave was the same as with every athlete I work with – ALL of the boxes need to be checked and everything needs to be working the way it’s designed to. THAT is the approach that can lead to this type of success!