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8 simple exercises that help to address some common running form problems:

8 simple exercises that help to address some common running form problems:

Do This If You: Overstride and/or have a stride cadence of less than 180 (i.e., each foot lands less than 90 times per minute at your normal running pace). Feet shuffles will get your nervous system used to firing more quickly. How To Do It: Staying on the balls of your feet, shuffle forward as quickly as you can while skimming over the ground. Keep knee lift at a minimum. Keep your arms bent at a 90-degree angle and loose, and your torso upright and relaxed. Do two 20-meter segments, with a walk back between, before running. 2) G Drill Do This If You: Have a low stride cadence and/or splayed feet. (The latter can mean that you're spending too much time on the ground.) This exercise will help you to get off the ground more quickly. How To Do It: Stand with one foot flat and the other leg bent at a 90-degree angle, with your arms in the appropriate corresponding position. A...

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