A Quick And Easy Fix That'll Have You Falling in Love With Running in No Time

April 07, 2014

Why do we as crossfitters always seem to loath running? We honestly can’t say it’s because it's “too hard”. I mean come on, we lift heavy things repeatedly, climb up ropes hanging from 20 foot beams, do insane amounts of pull ups, double-under so much and so fast we lose count of our reps, and we do all of these and more over and over again.

I think it’s safe to say the reason we hate running is because most of us suck at it. Running effectively and efficiently is a skill that is often overlooked or completely ignored because it’s a basic movement we’ve all been doing since we were kids playing hide and seek. It all seems simple enough (unlike perfecting all the positions of the snatch), but when you throw running into the middle of a WOD, for many people it becomes the deal breaker.

Fixing your posture when you run is probably the most important adjustment you can make in becoming a better runner. CrossFit and longtime running coach Nate Helming has put together a great video highlighting the faults we often make when running with bad posture, and some quick fixes you can apply during your next warm up run or the next time you do Murph.

 

Nate Helming is one of the coaches that make up the All Star coaching staff at San Francisco CrossFit. With a background as an endurance athlete Nate has logged more miles than most of us would in 3 lifetimes. Through his strength and conditioning program Helming Athletics Nate has used CrossFit to help some of the best endurance athletes perform even better. He also recently launched The Run Experience as a way to share his knowledge and love for running with a broader audience.





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