Why you need a strong core to run fast!

🏃🏻‍♂️Anti-Rotational Runner Core Pt. 2🏃🏽‍♀️⁠

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Team, remember last week when I posted about how important having a stiff core while you're running is?⁠ That post was all about how having movement through the core can result in all kinds of injuries, well this is the post about how that can affect your speed in a negative way!⁠

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We're going to talk a lot about inefficiencies.⁠ Our arms and legs act as pistons when we sprint. There is an optimal range of motion and movement pattern that our limbs move in when sprinting and running slower.⁠ When our limbs aren't moving optimally they inhibit our ability to reach our speed potential.

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Running fast is TOUGH and it takes a lot of energy to propel the body down the track.⁠


If your torso isn't steady, your pistons are not able to function optimally and you end up wasting a lot of precious energy that should be used to move your body forward.⁠ Instead of using your limbs to propel your body forward you're using a lot of energy moving side to side or even twisting and your muscle and joints now have to overcompensate for all of the excessive movement.

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And it has to do all of that while still producing force to move you forward.⁠ You're asking a lot of your joints.

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Exercises like this one help strengthen your core and hold your hips and shoulders steady when you run! This will allow your limbs to move optimally under pressure.⁠


A strong core is KEY to running fast!⁠ Exercises like this one are staples in my Delta Performance program for running based athletes. If you want to improve your runs and your speed let me know! I'd love to help get you to where you want to be.

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I hope you find this stuff as fascinating as I do! Let me know what else you need and I'll try to cover it in another post!⁠

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I'm here to help! Happy Training!⁠

-Coach⁠

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