Maximize Your Running Potential: Unleashing Efficiency through Proper Running Form

Aug 3, 2023

Transform Your Running Technique: Witness the Remarkable Before and After as we Address the Common Issue of Forward Lean

Are you looking to become a more efficient and faster runner? Join us in this informative video as we break down a client’s running technique using our Running Logic Running Programme. Witness the remarkable before and after transformation, showcasing the significant impact of correcting a common running form issue – the forward lean.

Improving running form is a crucial aspect of becoming a more efficient and effective runner, particularly for endurance running. When it comes to endurance running, efficiency is key as it allows runners to maintain a steady pace over long distances while conserving energy.

One common issue that many runners face is a forward lean in their running technique. A forward lean refers to the excessive bending forward at the waist while running, causing the upper body to be out of alignment with the lower body. This improper alignment can lead to a variety of problems, including inefficient movement patterns, increased energy expenditure, and heightened risk of injury.

Leaning too far forward places your centre of gravity ahead of your body, forcing you to work harder to maintain balance and wasting energy. This can result in increased fatigue and reduced running efficiency. It often leads to overstriding, which means your foot lands too far in front of your body with each step. Overstriding can result in a braking effect, where your body decelerates with each foot strike, increasing the impact on your joints and potentially causing injuries such as shin splints, knee pain, or stress fractures.

To maintain good running form, it is generally recommended to maintain an upright posture, with a slight forward lean from the ankles. This posture helps you optimize your running efficiency, maintain a smooth stride, and reduce the risk of injuries. It’s also important to engage your core muscles and keep your body relaxed while running.