30 Apr '17, 7am

5 nervous system training tips to improve your running:

‘The four running images show how the leg cycles up, activating the combination of muscles involved in good run technique,’ says running coach Mike Antoniades. ‘This is what drives motor reorganisation over a period of time.’ When running, try to cycle up from the back of the legs. Lead with the heel and try to bring it up above the height of the knee joint. This produces a cycle motion and reduces overstriding. Practise in short bursts of 20-30m, then relax. 2/ Glute/hamstring activator Why? ‘This improves glute and hamstring activation. The gait of many runners is focused too much on the quads and hip flexors, causing tight IT bands. Keep your knee soft, not straight, and you bend from the hip, not the lower back. This produces a movement combination or muscle co-contraction of the glute and then the hamstring.' How? Take a small step forward with your left leg, keeping ...

Full article: https://www.runnersworld.co.uk/training/5-nervous-system-...

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