Monday, June 1, 2009

Abbs and Abs

Running can strengthen your abs, depending on your form. Keeping your torso straight and your shoulders back reinforces abdominal stability. Run Proud! Slouching takes your core out of the equation. If you catch yourself starting to slouch, take a deep breath and feel yourself naturally straighten. As you exhale, simply maintain that upright position, like Abby here, is doing.

During some of my long runs, I try and go over in my mind, my body from head to toe. Relax the neck, let the shoulders drop, let go of the fists, stand tall, keep the feet tracking over the toe, keep the strides short and the turnover fast. It may seem like a lot, but the all-over body check on a run can be done every few minutes. It keeps you aware of your form and makes you a better runner.

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