Get Fast Right Now – 3 Easy Moves You Can Do Anywhere
Just trying to stride further will actually slow you down (your heel will land too far in front of you). But by increasing flexibility and strengthening the muscles that push you forwards, you can make gains in stride length that will trim precious seconds from your 10K. Here’s how…
1. STEP TO IT
Do a Balboa and try step running to strengthen your glutes and hamstrings. lean forwards from the hip and drive your arms, taking two or three stairs at a time.
2. FLEX BETTER
Before fast runs, stretch your hip flexors by walking over imaginary hurdles. Keep your hips facing for- wards and tuck your foot under your leading leg as your knee comes up.
3. POWER UP
Twice a week, do split jumps to work your glutes, hamstrings and core. From a deep split squat, spring upwards and switch legs mid-air so you land with the other leg forwards.
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