👩⚕️As a PT, I’m trained in running analysis and analyze and help improve my patients’ running form frequently. 🏃♀️As a runner, I’m always striving to improve, become stronger, faster, more efficient and injury free. (Not perfect form but improving!)
I’ve learned a few things along the way that might help other runners. ⬅️Look at the left photo. I’m upright, landing in front of my center of gravity and kicking back with my swing leg. Not great form. 👎 It’s less efficient, my cadence is slower (170spm), increased vertical displacement= increased forces through the knees, hips and low back and less forward energy.
In the second photo, have a slight forward lean, I land with my foot under my hip, and pull up as I push off with the back leg.
This form will help facilitate a forward motion, quicker cadence=less time on the ground, and less forces going through the knees, hips and back.
➡️ 1️⃣. Slight forward lean (think nose in front of shoulders, shoulders in front of hips. The lean comes from the ankles up.
2️⃣. Land with your foot under your center of gravity.
3️⃣. Pull the foot up quickly and underneath your hip to get off the ground quickly.
4️⃣. Arm swing should be mostly behind you versus pumping them out in front.🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️ #runningtips #runningform #trainingtips #runningmom #runnersofinstagram #runfaster #physicaltherapy #runninganalysis #form #injuryprevention