Possibly One of the Most Simple Ways to Improve Running Form!

Nov 20, 2014   //   by James Dunne   //   Biomechanics & Running Technique, Training Videos  //  7 Comments  //  Affiliate Disclosure  

 

Here’s a super quick video I recorded today during our short break here in Cornwall…

As I’ve mentioned in previous videos, I love hill running and stair running as a means or improving running form. With the right cues, running up various inclines helps to encourage proper range of motion at the hip, and reduce the tendency to over stride.

For more information on the movement patterns we’re developing here, check out these videos / articles:

Running Technique Quick Guide [FREE PDF]

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James has an academic background in Sport Rehabilitation and a special interest in Applied Biomechanics. He currently coaches a large number of Runners and Triathletes across all levels of ability and performance. He's grown a strong reputation for enabling athletes to improve their running performance and overcome running injuries through improving their Running Technique and developing Running Specific Strength.

 

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  • I read this after just running down and then up again the four flights of stairs where I work. Good to know I’m on the right track

  • Thank you James. I can do this up the 4 flights of stairs I go up and down all day at work :-)

  • Perfect to include in my coaching session tomorrow which was all about running technique. Triple flex ion always so hard to explain. Stairs are located right nearby! Enjoy Cornwall

  • I’ve just completed my second season of having a block of stair running in my program prior to starting a block of hill repeats, good pointers though about bringing the knee through. You make no mention of how to use the step session wise? I only have access to a short run of steps which takes around 15 seconds to ascend. I did a set of 6 reps, (walk down recovery) recovery jog between each set and built to 8 sets total.

    George

  • We can try the steps at Gateshead Stadium next week?

    • Good idea Kris! Remind me if I forget…

  • […] to stair running, ellipticals help build quad and glute strength – a benefit for hill runs and cross over […]

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