Running, or jogging is one of the most common forms of exercise that you will see people doing today. Go take a drive down Riverside drive on a morning or sunny afternoon and you’ll see countless people running their way up and down the sidewalk. You’ll also see a wide variety of running form, some good, and most, pretty horrendous.
Even though running is so popular in the US, very few people take the time to learn to do it well. How many weekend warriors run 5k’s, 10k’s or half marathons every few months with little to no training or programming? How many of those same people have had at least one injury in their lower back, hips, knees, ankles, or feet? I know of quite a few.
This lack of proper technique, and running miles upon miles with bad form, leads many runners to develop overuse injuries, such as stress fractures in the foot, shin splints, and ITB Syndrome.
The fact is, we have all been taught to run wrong. Somewhere along the line, shoe manufacturers have told us that we should run like with walk, rocking from heel to toe. That is simply not the case. Leading with the heel first when running acts as a braking mechanism and actually pushes you backwards, instead of propelling you forwards, making it mechanically inefficient. Leading with the heel requires you to work harder and yields less progress than the proper, mid foot strike.
Secondly, leading with the heel puts a tremendous amount of and stress on the upstream joints, namely the ankles, knees, and hips. By effectively smashing the heel into the ground over and over all the joints of the lower body take a beating.
Fortunately, running does not have to be a lost cause. It is possible to re-learn proper technique and make running easier, more fun, and less injury prone. The Pose Method of running does just that. Pose teaches you how to use gravity to your favor when running, and not heel plant on every step, thus creating a more efficient running stride. Whether you run 10 races a year, only run for CrossFit, or you absolutely hate running, learning the Pose method is ideal for you.
We have a Pose clinic coming up on June 2nd, taught by one of the leading Pose coaches in the world. For more information on this clinic and to sign up click here.
A1. Bench Press 3 x 5 (light)
A2. Pull Ups 3 x 6-8
Tabata These: ( 8 rounds 20 seconds work/10seconds rest)
*You must complete all 8 rounds of one exercise before moving to the next.