WHETHER YOUR SUMMER CHALLENGE IS A STREAK (I), JOURNEY ACROSS AMERICA (II), FASTEST OR FUN 5K(III), OR A SERIES SWEEP (IV), to be speedier and improve form try pumping your arms by pulling "Elbows Back".
So urges JONATHAN BEVERLY, editor of PodiumRunner.com, the re-worked form of a longstanding competitive running resource. Beverly offers expert advice in an article, "Want to Brake Less with Each Footstrike? Get Your Elbows Back", which explains how and why runners should be using using their arms to propel themselves forward to be faster.
As a walker and runner, I think the advice works for both forms of locomotion. Not only does it assist with improving walking form and speed, I’ve noticed it increases session intensity, forcing my core to work harder.
Beverly’s piece can’t be added to or improved in this discussion. It’s a perfect bit of advice from an expert. Pump your arms, bringing elbows way back, and be ready to be pumped-up at the performance improvement.
RUN & MOVE HAPPY!
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. In 1978 I began participating in 10K road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health and longevity.
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