Monday, June 20, 2011

Help with Hills

Hills add great variety to your runs and make you stronger too! Try adding hills to your workout this week with these tips:

1. Lean forward from your ankles. Press your hips forward towards the hill rather than bending at the waist, which is stressful on your low back.

2. Lift your knees. Bringing your knees a bit higher will increase your stride length and help maintain your posture.

3. Pump your arms harder. Imagine your upper body sharing the work load. This will help keep your stride rate up to speed.

4. Push off with your toes. This will help keep your weight in front of your body and keep you moving forward.

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