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Improve Pelvic Rotation for Better Running Stride

Limited pelvic rotation often correlates with shorter stride, and low hip extension. Understand how it affects performance, guidance on optimal pelvic rotation, drills and workouts to improve pelvic rotation.

Team Run Mechanics

3 minutes read

As runners, we put a lot of focus on the foot, ankle, and knees. We look for things like foot strike, foot pronation, and ankle dorsiflexion. However, much of the running performance is decided higher up the chain, that is by the muscles of the core and hips.

Master Downhill Running

Learn how to get better at downhill running, and use it in trainig to become a resilient runner

Team GeeksOnFeet

3 minutes read

Running downhill is fun. Especially in races, we all look out for those downhill sections to cover up the time that was lost while tackling the uphills. But as most of us would have realized, it is not a zero-sum game. Despite the running feeling easy, downhills are hard on the lower body muscles, can crush them to the point of exhaustion, leaving nothing for the finish, and not to mention post-run DOMS.

Optimizing Vertical Oscillation for better stride

Understand how vertical oscillation effects your running, and ways to optimize it

Team Run Mechanics

5 minutes read

The primary goal in running is to propel body forward and move horizontally. Apart from horizontal movement, a bit of vertical movement is needed to create the necessary force required for our running Stride.

Efficient Breathing for Runners

Belly breathing and Rhythmic breathing techniques to improve running efficiency

Team GeeksOnFeet

3 minutes read

Breathing while running is often overlooked but can be a powerful tool for a runner’s training. Beginners and experienced runners alike have issues with breathing when running. As we increase our time on our feet, it is important that we breathe better to help us in this journey.

Perfect your Hip Mechanics

Pelvic drop in running and how to address it

Team Run Mechanics

5 minutes read

Runners often focus too much on foot strike, foot pronation and other clearly visible aspects of running form. In reality most form issues stem from what happens up above the leg musculature. We have observed that most performance issues originate from the hip muscle complex. Hip muscles are the powerhouses of running, and hence extra focus should be given to any issues originating from there. One such issue that we observed is excessive hip (pelvic) drop, also known as ‘Contralateral…

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