It’s the little things that often have the greatest impact, and so it is with the concept of focusing on the fact that when running, you are always, 100 percent of the time, putting the full weight of your body on just one foot or the other. Oddly, you don’t hear much about this, and if you go to the gym, you’ll notice that most people are doing exercises with both feet firmly planted on the floor.
Think about it. Doesn’t it make more sense to stand on just one leg at a time, imitating, or more closely imitating, the running stride?
Keep this simple concept top of mind, all the time, when cross training, and you’ll be able to make minor changes, choose different exercises, or different ways to perform exercises, different activities, or different ways to perform the activities you perform regularly. It won’t require major changes, but it will pay major benefits.
In this episode, I discuss all the elements that come into play and how to change your activities to improve muscle balance, decrease injuries, and benefit your running performance. Perhaps most significant is that you’ll feel better, more even, more stable, and stronger, when you run because your running form will, naturally, be improved, increasing your comfort level.