Power-Up Your Running Stride with this Primal Reflex (and RUN FASTER)

Share this & earn $10
James Dunne
Published at : 19 Jan 2021
45311 views
1469
28

When it comes to running technique, it can be easy to over-complicate the matter. On a very primal level, your body knows how to run! However, modern living can often mess these natural movement patterns up for us as 21st-century runners!

In this video, I want to look at how we can all use a natural response called the crossed extensor reflex to improve our running, and tap into the power of our glutes and hamstrings while running.

In the comments of my last video 2-minute running tips video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRkw6Hg4N2Y), Peter asked whether he should be focusing on driving the knee forwards when running, or concentrating on pushing-off from the hip to improve his running technique.

Today, I want to describe how these two movements are linked when it comes to running form, and how you can improve your push-off by in fact focusing on your knee drive... thanks to the crossed extensor reflex.

—————————

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RunningRevolution

RUNNING TECHNIQUE COURSE: https://jamesdkr.lpages.co/master-your-running-technique-cb-gbp/

—————————

If you're working on improving your running form, focusing on simple tips like increasing your running cadence (steps per minute), and stride length will help you increase your speed and run faster.

Learning not to overstride will help you run more efficiently.

A big part of both of these aspects of running form is your ability to "run from the hips", and use the bigger more powerful muscles around the hip region, particularly your glutes and hamstrings to drive you forward. By driving the knee up and forwards into hip flexion, you'll find you get a stronger drive into hip extension on the standing leg, driving you to push-off harder and cover more ground with each stride.

Hill reps are a great way of teaching your body to drive the knee up and forwards into hip flexion as you run, thus encouraging the crossed extensor reflex to better engage your glutes as you run.

Learn how to engage your glutes when running: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmZ7GJJsYE8

—————————

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/kineticrev
FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/kineticrev
INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/kineticrev

Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com

—————————

ABOUT ME: I'm a runner, sports rehabilitation specialist and coach based in the UK (Norwich and London).

Since 2007 I've been working with athletes focusing specifically on helping distance runners and triathletes overcome injury and improve performance through developing their individual running technique.

Running biomechanics has become a geeky little passion of mine!

WEBSITE: https://kinetic-revolution.com

#2MinRunTips #JamesDunne #KineticRevolution
knee drive running formcrossed extensor reflexcrossed extensor reflex example

Ang makeover ni Ikay

Ang makeover ni Ikay

Sasch BBC & Caspar - So True

Sasch BBC & Caspar - So True

E.O. Wilson: Synthetic Biology Will Radically Change the World

E.O. Wilson: Synthetic Biology Will Radically Change the World

English Will Change Your Life!

English Will Change Your Life!

Easily make an object appear / disappear in After Effects (Track Matte Tutorial)

Easily make an object appear / disappear in After Effects (Track Matte Tutorial)

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in Every Color!

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in Every Color!

PINK   JUST GIVE ME A REASON

PINK JUST GIVE ME A REASON

Did You Chop Down This Tree? | Dr Seuss The Lorax | SceneScreen

Did You Chop Down This Tree? | Dr Seuss The Lorax | SceneScreen

I ESCAPED THIS RETAIL STORE HORROR! - Night of the Consumers Gameplay

I ESCAPED THIS RETAIL STORE HORROR! - Night of the Consumers Gameplay

"Reminiscent of the 90's"

"Reminiscent of the 90's"

Nerves of the upper limb (anatomy)

Nerves of the upper limb (anatomy)

IF YOU'RE Too Quick To Judge WATCH THIS | Jay Shetty

IF YOU'RE Too Quick To Judge WATCH THIS | Jay Shetty

아이린 #빨간맛 무대에서 빵 터진 사연은? 당연히 모든 300 레베럽 때문☆ 300 X2 190621 EP.8

아이린 #빨간맛 무대에서 빵 터진 사연은? 당연히 모든 300 레베럽 때문☆ 300 X2 190621 EP.8

Casting Crowns - Oh My Soul (Official Lyric Video)

Casting Crowns - Oh My Soul (Official Lyric Video)

MASSIVE 50% ✂️ Eyeshadow Palette Declutter

MASSIVE 50% ✂️ Eyeshadow Palette Declutter

Brian Mendoza - Everything (Official Music Video)

Brian Mendoza - Everything (Official Music Video)

Maren Morris - My Church (Home Free Cover) (Country A Cappella)

Maren Morris - My Church (Home Free Cover) (Country A Cappella)

Classification of Electrical Network

Classification of Electrical Network

Sen Roderick St.Clair speaks on various issues during the Adjournment of Senate siting Jan 27th 2021

Sen Roderick St.Clair speaks on various issues during the Adjournment of Senate siting Jan 27th 2021

Is SIMPLY NAILOGICAL Perfect?

Is SIMPLY NAILOGICAL Perfect?

23 Creative Ways to fasten Shoelaces - Cool ideas how to tie shoe laces

23 Creative Ways to fasten Shoelaces - Cool ideas how to tie shoe laces

Numberblocks was trapped and film numberblocks race

Numberblocks was trapped and film numberblocks race

fastidiously grooming stilt fly

fastidiously grooming stilt fly

A Regular Bass Solo

A Regular Bass Solo

Snoop Dogg Votes For First Time Ever, And Shares Who He Picked

Snoop Dogg Votes For First Time Ever, And Shares Who He Picked

DaniLeigh - Situations (Audio)

DaniLeigh - Situations (Audio)

I Tried The $1,500 Fitness MIRROR For A Week.. Here's What I Think

I Tried The $1,500 Fitness MIRROR For A Week.. Here's What I Think

DeWine: 'It would appear that we could have a tough winter ahead of us'

DeWine: 'It would appear that we could have a tough winter ahead of us'

Half-Life series - Barnacle Eating Behavior Overview

Half-Life series - Barnacle Eating Behavior Overview

NYC Bids Adieu To Donald Trump (In Song)

NYC Bids Adieu To Donald Trump (In Song)

LAUREL - Petrol Bloom Live Stream

LAUREL - Petrol Bloom Live Stream

Stop Motion Cooking - Making fries with fingers / cooking horror ASMR 4K #funnystopmotioncooking

Stop Motion Cooking - Making fries with fingers / cooking horror ASMR 4K #funnystopmotioncooking

ATB, Topic, A7S - Your Love (9PM)

ATB, Topic, A7S - Your Love (9PM)

சிரியாவில் ரஷ்யாவின் முன் நகர்வுகள்! Russia's advance moves in Syria | பரபரப்பு உலக செய்திகள்

சிரியாவில் ரஷ்யாவின் முன் நகர்வுகள்! Russia's advance moves in Syria | பரபரப்பு உலக செய்திகள்

Department Stores during the 1950s - Photos of life in America

Department Stores during the 1950s - Photos of life in America

This is the MOST FUN game mode in Among Us

This is the MOST FUN game mode in Among Us

How To Fit Your Shotgun

How To Fit Your Shotgun

No Parking Zone

No Parking Zone

9 TYPES OF STUDENTS IN SCHOOL

9 TYPES OF STUDENTS IN SCHOOL

How To Edit Photos Like A PRO | Lightroom Tutorial

How To Edit Photos Like A PRO | Lightroom Tutorial

New 2forStew to Come into View

New 2forStew to Come into View

Quite Time

Quite Time

Marin Katusa & The Colder War on Infowars

Marin Katusa & The Colder War on Infowars

Jeff Vines | ICOM 2020

Jeff Vines | ICOM 2020

Programming Concentration Music - Start and Focus on Coding, Soft Music for Studying

Programming Concentration Music - Start and Focus on Coding, Soft Music for Studying

Napoleon Hill - Think and Grow Rich 05 (A Pleasing Personality)

Napoleon Hill - Think and Grow Rich 05 (A Pleasing Personality)

Learn Accounting in 1 HOUR  First Lesson: Debits and Credits

Learn Accounting in 1 HOUR First Lesson: Debits and Credits

Suggest vs. Offer vs. Propose - Learn English online free video lessons

Suggest vs. Offer vs. Propose - Learn English online free video lessons

How to use SEMICOLONS | Writing with Professor Cade

How to use SEMICOLONS | Writing with Professor Cade