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Training for Sport
It doesn't matter how fit or experienced a runner you are, you could be failing to reach your full potential because of your technique. But how would you know? How you run is down to habits you developed many years ago and you may not give 'how' you run any thought. Yet, if your technique is not as efficient as it could be, you may be running well below your true ability. Poor technique can also lead to injury, slower times and reduced stamina. However, until you can change something about your running style, you have nothing to compare your technique with, and then may never know whether you could be running faster and/ or longer.
Using my simple exercises and running drills, you'll soon discover poor movement habits that could be slowing you down. And you may be surprised at the improvements to your performance that a few, minor adjustments to your gait can make.
Here are five very good reasons why you should check your technique:-
1. Considerably reduce risk of running injuries
2. Increase your speed
3. Improve your stamina
4. Enhance overall running performance
5. Advance your running knowledge
Unfortunately, technique is often ignored by runners in favor of fitness. Yet if you can improve the way you run, it can make a huge difference to your performance.
This program uses procedures based on The Alexander Technique, the remarkable movement system more and more athletes are turning to. The drills and exercises will show you how to reduce stress on your joints, increase your speed, stamina and running efficiency.
Okay, hands up all those who were taught to run? Not many eh! If you were seriously taking up golf, tennis or a martial art, you wouldn't consider doing it without instruction. Yes I know most of us assume we can all run because it's like walking only quicker. Surely, it's only putting one foot in front of the other - right?
Well you would have thought so, but from my own experience and from working with many runners over the last 15 years, I believe few adults run 'naturally', that is, most of us have at least one bad habit interfering with our running.
A poor running technique may not be immediately obvious, but eventually the aches and pains start to turn into irritating injuries and may even turn into great big ones that stop your running!
But it's not just injuries - your speed, times and how far you can run, are also influenced by your technique. Even if you're an elite runner, you could have one tiny flaw in your technique that's adding a vital one or two seconds to your time. Sounds such a small time, but it could mean the difference between first and fourth!
So your technique is really important.
What I hope to achieve with this program is to show you how to identify poor habits - and then how to correct them using simple, easy-to-follow techniques that can transform your running.