Fit For Speed: Improve Your Running Form to Maximize Efficiency

Improve Your Running Form to Maximize Efficiency

Having proper form while running is essential to improving efficiency and performance. With the correct form, a runner can use less energy to cover the same distance than with improper form, leading to improved endurance, speed, and overall performance. Additionally, using correct form helps the runner avoid injuries by ensuring that all muscles are being engaged properly. These are some top tips to correct your running form.

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1. Posture – Keep your upper body tall and held lightly but firmly in place, especially the shoulders. This will ensure you stay aerodynamic and conserve energy.

2. Foot Strike – Aim for a mid-foot strike as close to underneath your center of gravity as possible with each step, rather than a heel strike or forefoot strike. This will help control the impact of each step and reduce the amount of energy lost in the foot strike.

3. Arm Swings – Keep your arms close to your sides with a slight bend at the elbow, and maintain a relaxed yet slightly firm grip when swinging them back and forth. This will ensure that you don’t waste energy by over-reaching with your arms.

Improving running form can have a tremendous impact on runner’s efficiency, endurance, speed and overall performance. By following these simple tips, you’ll be able to save energy while running and improve your performance in no time!

For more advice on improving your running form and energy expenditure, join us on our next run clinic. With our help, you can take your performance to the next level!

Date: March 18, 2023

Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Tri Peak Athlete – 1700 S. Bumby Ave. Orlando, FL 32806

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