Broad Street Training: How to Perfect Your Running Form (Video)

Fusion Cross-training’s Gavin McKay shares four easy tips to get you running like a pro.

It might seem like learning the correct technique for running would be like learning the correct technique for breathing (i.e. intuitive, innate). This is not exactly the case—at least, not at this point in history, after we’ve become accustomed to super-cushioned, heal-lifted sneakers and while many of us have never really played running sports. So I put together a concise but comprehensive video training to give you the key elements of a healthy running form that can help you to run longer and faster without as many injuries. Perfecting timing for Broad Street, eh?

It’s simple—just remember this mantra: length, lean, lift, relax. The video below breaks down each of these guiding principles with examples and even some drills that so that you can take these keys and experience how seemingly subtle differences in your running movement can produce huge lifelong results.

Gavin McKay is the owner and creator of Fusion Cross-training with locations in Center City and Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.

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  • http://www.thrivepilatesphiladelphia.com Lauren Kelly

    “Length, Lean, Lift, Relax…”? Sounds a lot like Pilates!!
    Check out this “Pilates for Runner’s with TRX Training” on Saturday April 21st at 1 pm. Registration is only $35 for this workshop.
    Learn specific exercises, stretching and strengthening techniques designed just for you to increase running pace and distance!!
    Register by heading to http://www.thrivepilatesphiladelphia.com/updates.html.