Running is probably my favorite form of cardio. But it is also one of the forms of cardio with the highest rate of injury. Why? Because people don't usually learn to run, and so we end up pounding your bodies in this repetitive motion and hurting ourselves.
Besides the hurt, when you run properly, it also helps you use your energy more efficiently and possibly perform better. So how do you run properly?
Take note of the following pointers:
- Land on the balls of your feet (not the heel, toes, or sides, but at the center)
- Roll your shoulders back down
- Tighten your core
- Keep your posture upright
Here is a video demo of me running. This should incorporate all the points above.
Cheers Eights & Weights!