It’s been a little over a year now since we’ve had to deal with injuries. This past brought good health, healing, and being injury free for me and the kiwi. That means something. It means we’re doing something right. It may have took us a long time to find that right (rest and injury prevention), but hey, we were humbled, we learned, and will continue to focus on it
That being said, I have a bit of GOOD info to share from the Kiwi. Tips and techniques to help improve your run form.
Proper run form is a KEY component of injury prevention. Think about it, the body needs to run upright, core engaged, knees and feet biomechanically correct, glutes activated. Whoa, that’s a lot to remember! And I will be the first to admit that I forget about my form about 10 minutes into a run.
This is where strength can help. Here are 3 strength moves that mimic proper run form and therefore can IMPROVE your run form, naturally.
The first move is called HOT SALSA (I have no idea why). Haha. All you need is a med ball and some space to walk and lunge forward. The kiwi explains in the video.
The second is forward lunge on the BOSU with straight arm med ball twist. This help activate the core, works on knee stability as well as activate the glute muscles.
The third is reverse lunge with bar overheard. You really want to emphasize the lunge motion coming up towards the body. Almost like a snatch or explode movement. Another great move that mimics running (knee to foot to ground).
We did about 10-12 reps of each. 3-4x through. Just depends on your current strength. It should be a slow workout because you are really working on form.
Let me know if you try it! And have a Marvelous Monday!
Do you have any favorite strength moves to help with injury prevention?
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