Running Biomechanics: NO to leaning

Some running coaches will tell you to lean. Some running methods will also tell you to lean (chi-running, POSE method, etc.)

Don’t listen.

They tell you that if you lean forward, your feet will catch your fall, and voila, that’s running. They explain that “running is a constant fall”.

(And, seriously, is that what you want your running to feel like, like you are falling??? I want to FLY!)

Leaning as a cue, does not work. People never do it right.

They’re supposed to lean at the ankles. And as hard as they try, everyone leans at the hip, or the waist. The posture breaks down, then they have to overstride to catch their “falling”. That cue does not work.

There IS a natural lean that happens when running, but do not try to lean.

Leaning does NOT work as a posture cue.

Running Biomechanics Coach, Master Your Running
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Running Biomechanics: NO to leaning

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