Our Guide to Running like a Pro!
Posted by Tia Patel | MAY-13-2020
With gyms closed and running challenges taking over our social media feeds, we’ve noticed a big increase in the number of people taking to the streets to run as part of their daily exercise routine.
With many running events either postponed or cancelled it’s hard to stay motivated and continue to challenge ourselves with such uncertainty around races. That's why, we've decided to focus our efforts on correcting our running form so that we can run more efficiently and without injury.
Keep reading to find out how you can evaluate your form and improve your overall performance. We’ve even given you some simple drills to get you started with help from our fabulous #TeamGPD.
Keeping you in sprint condition...
As good as it gaits...
Drills and skills
With all of this extra time on our hands, working on our running form is a new way of challenging ourselves to be the best version of us, and let’s face it, who doesn’t want to smash those PB goals when we make our big return to running next year? Check out this for elements to incorporate into a running recovery regime if you have been injured!
But until then, stay alert and stay safe.
View this post on Instagram
#TECHNIQUETUESDAY ft. the SPLIT SQUAT👊🏼 . one of the best unilateral (single side) movements you can do to strengthen the leg, especially around the hip, knee & ankle which is CRUCIAL for injury prevention ☝🏼 . WHERE SHOULD YOU FEEL THIS? front leg GLUTES + QUADS think of the back leg as a support for the front leg! . CUES: ✅ corkscrew front foot to ground ✅ heel rooted into mat ✅ slight lean forward of the chest ✅ two 90 degree angles with the legs ✅ knee tracks in line with middle toes ✅ hold tennis balls between armpits ✅ hold egg between chin & chest . WORKOUT: A1. SPLIT SQUAT A2. GLUTE BRIDGE WALK-OUTS B1. SL RDL B2. SL STEP DOWNS C1. LATERAL LUNGES C2. SL HIP THRUST D1. BEAR CRAWLS D2. KICK THROUGHS ➡️ complete each exercise for 45 seconds, resting for 15 seconds between exercises in the superset ➡️ this workout can be performed with or without weight ➡️ QUALITY reps over quantity of reps, ALWAYS👊🏼 . this is definitely one of my exercises - what’s one of yours? 👇🏼 | #training2xl #thesweatlife