You may have heard me talk about ChiRunning before (I mean, it's like all I do!). When I'm first describing ChiRunning to someone that asks me what it is, I usually say something like: "ChiRunning basically helps you learn to set up your posture correctly. Once you've got posture down, you can lean into gravity and use your core muscles to help lift your legs as you "fall" down the road with minimal effort needed from your quads, hams and calfs."
Because we place such an important focus on the core, I like to have my runners practice a number of strengthening exercises. My favorites are listed below, as well to a link from ChiRunning in which Danny Dryer gives a bit more background on these exercises and how to properly perform them.
Practice these on your own, a few days a week and give me a shout if you have any questions!
Best Core Excercises for Runners
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As runners, walkers, fitness enthusiasts, and or simply those passionate about becoming the best versions of ourselves, we often place a lot of emphasis on diet and exercise. Usually, that exercise is centered around a goal of weight loss, building bigger arms, or developing a more defined midsection. I'd be willing to go out on a limb, and bet that most of us don't give much consideration to our feet, even though we're on them every day!
Check out these tips from Danny Dryer on keeping your feet healthy, and capable of carrying you through all your journeys!
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Ken Presutti is a certified ChiRunning instructor, ACE Personal trainer, Spinning instructor, and coach. This blog is a mix of new articles and posts from his original blog, Overkill is Underrated.