In this video tutorial, viewers learn about overproduction and if they have a overproduction gait pattern. Overproduction is when, after heel-strike, the foot rolls more than 15 degrees inward to meet the ground. Overproduction is more typical in runners with low arches. To check if you have a overproduction pattern, check the wear marks on the bottom of your shoes. Overproduction causes heavy wear along the heel and inside of the forefoot. Overproduction is natural and can cause injuries. Vi...
Calf drops are simple exercises that produce big results. Calf drops involve standing up on your toes on an elevated plank, shifting your weight to one foot, and then lowering yourself down.
Follow along as Budd Coates shows us a workout designed to teach us to run faster over tough inclines. The workout is called Sixes and Sevens. -After a 15-20 minute workout on the treadmill increase the incline of the treadmill to 6%. We are going to do this at a Marathon Pace for 90 seconds. -Then take a one minute recovery at 0% incline. -Then boost the incline up to 7%, do this at a Marathon Pace for one minute. -Then take another recovery for two minutes at 0% incline. -That is considered...
Lace your shoes this way to keep your toes the color they should be.
You've been tying your shoes for years but did you know you could be tying them the wrong way. This guide is going to show you how to make a reef knot in your shoes instead of a granny knot. To figure out whether or not you need shoe lace training look at the knot you make, if it sits evenly on foot with the bows going left and right then you've got a reef knot. If your laces go north and south and point towards your toes then you need to watch the guide. Step 1, is to make a starter knot, wh...
Breathing oxygen is an extremely important component of staying alive, right? Well, the same goes for running. If you're not breathing properly, you're running is going to suffer.
Sprinytting isn't just running to your maximum level. There is technique to maximize your runs, gain speed and get the best workout possible. This video show you exactly how to improve your sprinting technique.
Relieve foot pressure with this shoe lacing technique. It is a great way to eliminate hot spots for those who have high arches.
Running uphill is way harder than tumbling downhill or running on a flat surface due to the incline. And when you're running on natural terrain, like a hill, the incline can change quickly and can also be clouded by rocks, plants, and other things that get in the way.
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Professional trainer Joel Harper shows us how to do the Tick Tock runner's ab workout. -Put your feet all the way together, put your hands in prayer position and bring them above your head.
Ugh, the dreaded shin splints. Almost any habitual runner has experienced it: a sharp, tight pain in your shins that jolts you uncomfortably every time you move. And for those who are on their feet regularly, like runners and dancers, shin splints can be a big pain in the ass.
If you're a habitual runner - or you want to become one - then it's super important that you run correctly. Even if you don't notice it at first, running with the wrong alignment can cause leg and back issues later on that are extremely painful and difficult to deal with.
Professional trainer Joel Harper shows us how to do the "abs matrix" a runner's abs workout. -First, you are going to want to grab some weights.
Increased speed is what every runner wants. Enabling your legs to move freely but in perfect form is key to getting the most out of each step as you run. This video will demonstrate how to increase speed and stride length by running stairs.
When the foot does not roll inward enough after the outside of the heel hits the ground, this results in Underpronation. The act of underpronation is visually depicted by an individual running on a treadmill; as the runner slows down via slow motion, one can see that the excess pressure of the body is only bearing down on the outside edges of the person's feet, as the foot neglects to roll inward. One can tell if they are underpronating by checking their footwear (running shoes, etc.), to see...
Learn how to make sure that your feet are kept apart when running with the help of this 2-step lateral run drill.
Learn how to practice two different skills in this drill, done with one leg at a time, meant to help you improve your athletic ability.
One of the most important skills to imbue into young athletes is how to run properly. This will improve their linear speed and enable them to excel no matter what sport they play. This video demonstrates some training drills that you can do with your young athlete to teach them to run properly and quickly in a straight line.
If you can walk, then you can do this exercise. Many exercise moves force you to contort your body like a German pretzel, often resulting in tilting over in a ball of confusion before the lifting or the squating even begin.
It's important to keep up your fitness regime year round. As tempting as it may be to abandon outdoor exercise like running in the wintertime, you can't give in to the cold.
In order to become a good runner you must do more than just, well, run. Good running requires good form, which means that in addition to doing your daily job you must commit to completing drills designed to improve your running form (to reduce injury).
Prevent soreness and bruising after running by using this parallel lacing technique. You Will Need:
Watch this how to video to learn how to lace your shoes in parallel. This technique is great for easing pressure on your foot while your run.
Are you determined to go running every single day? Even during the winter? If the snow and cold can't deter you, you might as well learn how to run safely in the winter months. It's all about how you dress. Dressing warmly is the key to having safe jog. Here are some tips from the members of the morning run club at St. Louis Park Lifetime Fitness.
Watch this how to video to learn Nordic pole walking in 6 easy steps. Learn the basic of adjusting your poles to proper walking techniques. Its a great low impact outdoor exercise.
Give your toes some breathing room by using two sets of shoelaces. This simple trick will make your running a lot less painful.
Learn how to utilize this ankle bounce exercise as a part of your ladder training workout, geared at improving your athletic ability.
Not stretching after a good run will definitively set you up for injury or muscular pain. While stretching before a workout lubricates your joints to prepare them for work, stretching afterwards helps prevent you from building too much bulk so you get long, lean muscles, and so your tensed up muscles can relax again.
Stronger legs and feet equal more endurance capacity when running, whether you do long distance or prefer sprinting. So make sure you don't injure yourself and prevent plantar fasciitis by completing this simple runner's exercise.
Chi running focuses on core muscles, integrating body and mind, and long-term performance to enhance the joy of running. In this tutorial, you will learn how to harness your Chi and improve your running technique and overall fitness.
Shave precious seconds off your running time and you just might win your next 5K. You Will Need
This how to video show you how to keep your shoe from sliding up and down your heel while running. This will making those longs runs less painful.
Use these drills in order to improve your stability and balance.
Learn how to reinforce proper mechanics and improve your athletic performance with the help of this series of skip and run drills.
This back routine will not only strengthen your back, making you less prone to a running injury, but it will also give you a better, more upright posture when you run. Consisting of exercises like arm and leg lifts and double arm raises, this back routine is challenging but we guarantee you'll feel oh so good afterwards.
Are you an avid runner who's jogged almost every day since your twenties but have found recently that you just can't run as long, or that you start to feel pain more easily? Then check out this running video for a helpful series of technique drills that will help you strengthen your muscles and correct your form.
Why run in intervals rather than either slow, medium speed, or fast during your daily jog? Interval training, which alternates between slow, medium, and fast, surprises your body by constantly changing the pace. This makes your body work harder in the same amount of time as your usual run.
Running on natural terrain - we're talking forests, hills, etc. - is nothing at all like running on flat, paved concrete. But despite this fact many runners who switch from concrete to a natural trail don't change their running technique to adapt to the new terrain. This is not a good idea because it can cause serious injury.
Shin splints suck, as you may well know if you've ever been forced to run two miles in P.E. with shin splints. But you don't have to just accept them as a fact of life, especially if you're a runner who jogs around a few days a week.