I like to run.
So it was a no-brainer to sign up for CrossFit’s online running course, which went over the correct running technique to prevent injuries, major faults, and corrections.
As a runner, we all pass through 3 major phases: Pose, Fall, Pull. The pose phase is where your feet are directly beneath you. The fall phase is where your feet are not touching the ground. The pull is when your other foot pushes off and you complete your stride.
Runners want to maximize their fall phase in order to run faster. This is contrary to popular belief that increasing your stride will make you run faster. Your body is more efficient the more it maintains its center of gravity. This goes for lifting heavy weights as well.
This course also goes over how to analyze a runner’s stride and if they are efficient or not. Ultimately, the longer you stay in the fall phase, the less your energy output, the less work you do, and the longer you can do without feeling the effects of fatigue.
I would recommend this course to anyone looking to improve their running technique. I implemented what I learned during my very next running session and saw immediate improvements. Great course and great information!