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Training Tips

Basic skill to improve your running form

Expert: Dr. Simon Yeung - Associate Professor of Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Key Points:

The following practices will help you to improve your running form: 

  • Ankle drills (0:15 – 0:24) – to practice the quick transition of your body center of gravity from one foot to another foot. 
  • Running forward in small steps (0:24 – 0:37) – this is the progression of the ankle drills. As soon as your body center of gravity (your body weight) is shifted to the supporting foot, the other foot is quickly lift up and lower it down with your fore foot pulling your foot backward. 
  • Lift the heel (0:37 – 0:47) – kick your heel up towards your buttock. The waist, hip and knee should be on the same line.
  • High knee lift (0:47 – 0:55) – lift the thigh to horizontal level.