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7 #running drills that improve speed, efficiency, and form (video demonstration)

7 #running drills that improve speed, efficiency, and form (video demonstration)

When I first started performing running drills, I felt silly. Aren’t neon short shorts embarrassing enough?! Now I had to include skips, hops, and other form drills. It made me feel silly to prance around like this – until I realized how beneficial running drills can be. They can: Improve the communication between your brain and legs – helping you become more efficient Strengthen not only the muscles, but the specific joints (like the ankle) needed for powerful, fast running Improve coordination, agility, balance, and proprioception – helping you become a better athlete Serve as a great warm-up before challenging workouts or races These benefits translate directly to improved speed: run more efficiently with greater strength and you’ll finish any race faster . Drills soon became a staple of my running career, something we did as a team before every hard session in college....

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