Lance Armstrong – Running Form Analysis
Intro re-write Nov 2012
Doper, cheat, etc, etc… Doping is of course a serious matter. However, that’s NOT what this particular blog post is all about.
The aim of this video is to identify certain biomechanical and running technique based areas that currently limit him on the run, in comparison to his capacity to cycle efficiently.
Like many triathletes, the biggest area for improvement is related to his cycling background – and the hours of working in a hip-flexion pattern that cycle training entails.
If Lance can work to bring his hips and pelvis over the point of foot strike, he’ll be significantly decreasing braking forces and impact with each stride. This can be done by increasing hip-flexor/rec-fem mobility and improving glute function, to encourage a consistently neutral pelvic position. Particularly on the left side.
Not only will this improve efficiency, but it will also decrease the load going through his previously-injured left knee, and reduce the consequences of the right-side-favouring compensation strategy he displays.
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