- Stand straight 4 – 6 inches (10 – 15cm) from a wall with your arms extending out fingers pointing skyward
- Fall forward until you hit the wall with your hands, heels touching the ground and back straight
- Run-in-place with high knees for 10 – 15secs
- Turn to the side and run for 10 – 15secs practicing the movement patterns you have just tried
- Repeat for 3 – 5 sets
- The theory behind Running Tall
- Practicing good running form and its associated movement patterns allows your muscles and neuromuscular system to adapt. Over time it will become second nature (aka. muscle memory).
- Running well requires a runner to connect their kinetic chain to generate power from every part of their body towards forward propulsion
- Minimizes running injury, especially as the distance increases
Beginner: If you can't find a wall outdoors, use a tree or a post in its place.