I want to share the above drill with you. It has become one of my favourite resistance band exercises for running developing better running form 🙂
In particular, I find that this simple drill helps runners better develop a sense for holding their hips ‘up and forward’ as they run, maintaining a tall posture with gentle forward lean.
The resistance of the band trying to pull the hips into flexion (pulling the butt backwards) is met my increased engagement of the glutes and hamstrings to extend the hip more forcefully. Combine this drill with some short sets of strides and feel the transfer into your running form…
Give it a go, and let me know how you get on!