Technique: How to Run Stairs Without Knee or Hip Pain
Running stairs has always been a popular exercise but to get the benefits it’s important to do it right. Olympic Coach Dr. Romanov explains key elements.
How High to Pull Your Foot Up When Running?
How high should you pull your foot up when running and with how much effort? To know the answer to this question, one has to understand the purpose of the action of pulling your foot up when running. This is where the importance of understanding the ‘why’ is highlighted again. Reading the theory and understanding… Read more
The Wheel Concept
Despite its apparent simplicity, the wheel is a complex mechanism with three mechanical properties that have significant implications for human movement
File under: Running,Speed,Technique
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Training: How to Reach Your Peak Performance
You probably think of your training in terms of physiological factors such as breathing, heart rate and perceived effort. But these elements only reflect how well you are implementing your technique.
Usain Bolt Can Top His Own World Record
Usain Bolt could run 100m in 9.11 seconds. Given his constitution, genetics and his running technique he has what it takes and then some. The difference between calculated potential and actual performance is the athlete’s ability to deliver and especially do so when it matters the most. For example, Bolt’s performance in Berlin in 2009 vs… Read more
How to Increase Your Running Speed in One Simple Step
You can increase your running speed right now. Literally. You can run faster right after reading this article and watching the video. Whether you can maintain your newfound speed for the required distance, say 40 yards or 100 meters, is a matter of training and your skill level. Whether you can run faster than Usain Bolt… Read more
Pose Method in Sports
The question of how to use Pose Method effectively in other sports is asked all the time. Running is part of virtually all sports and athletic activities, but it’s not all just running of course. We’re dealing here with sprinting, dashing, zig zagging, coming to a sudden stop and then suddenly dashing again, and so… Read more
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Improve balance to increase speed
In general, better balance translates into a more coordinated effort and higher precision of movement regardless of sport, so working on balance should be an important part of any good training regimen for any athlete. But how does our balance affect our speed? Read this article to find out.
Stride length and range of motion
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 understand. All too often at 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…. Read more
What is muscle elasticity? If you were to stretch a muscle you would see it shrink back a bit. In plain words, it’s a natural ability to recover to original form upon the removal of the force initially applied. In physical activity it is the ability of muscles to perform work, specifically, to contract rapidly… Read more