running technique Articles
Running Technique Analysis: Eliud Kipchoge
The idea of breaking the 2 hour record in a marathon is incredibly attractive. It actually does not matter what event we are talking about, as long as there is a potential for peak performance, potential to exceed what we thought was humanly possible – we all get emotionally invested. And due to popularity of… Read more
To drill or not to drill?
An interesting question, isn’t it? On the one hand, as we all know, everyone who learns something is doing it through drills – in swimming, tennis, golf, etc. On the other hand, it is boring stuff, especially in running, where our common sense doesn’t even speak of drilling at all. In running we just run,… Read more
Good form in sprinting
The element of running in a form of sprinting, dashing, maneuvering is part of virtually all sports and athletic activities, just look at American football, soccer, basketball just to name a few. Your technique must be close to perfect and you must be focused because you will only have a fraction of a second or a few seconds at the most to make a difference.
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
Pose Method® for Senior Runners
Your physical abilities might be or might become limited, but your skills have no limits. Improved skills will balance out and in many ways compensate for certain physical limits that often come with age.
Theory & Practice: What is good running form?
In running, more so than in other sports, the opinions on proper technique vary, but there is a more or less unanimous take on what represents good running form. That strange disconnect between these two very connected things promotes erroneous ideas and further confusion since it takes correct technique to produce good form.
Theory & Practice: Form and technique in athletics
Form and technique are directly connected. One is a product, result, of the other. You have to first learn how to (technique) to do it (athletic form) in order to make it happen (proper athletic form). Technique is a skill of doing. We produce good form when we skillfully do something. For example, we produce… Read more
File under: Cycling,Pose Method,Running,Sports,Swimming,Technique,Throwing
Tagged with: athletic form, cycling form, cycling technique, form, good running form, running form, running technique, sports, swimming form, swimming technique
The Extensor Paradox in running
The original article (below) on the topic at hand, was published in Biomechanics of Distance Running in 1990. As you read the data and conclusions from this research you’ll see that the scientific community was not ready to accept the idea of the role of gravity as a leading force in running. A classical vision… Read more
File under: Running,Science,Technique
Tagged with: biomechanics, distance running, extensor, extensor paradox, Human Kinetics, Irene S. McClay, Mark J. Lake, Peter R. Cavanagh, push off, quad muscles, quads, running technique