Sunday, December 16, 2018

Improving Running Economy Is Not Mind over Matter

"consciously focusing on the running movement moves runners away from their optimised running pattern and leads to detriments in economy" -Thinking about your running movement makes you less efficient: attentional focus effects on running economy and kinematics, Journal of Sports Sciences, Oct 2018. Interesting study. Perhaps, as this article suggests (5 PROVEN WAYS TO IMPROVE RUNNING ECONOMY) your form will improve over time if you increase stride rate, increase mileage, lose excess body weight, add supplemental strength training, and plyometrics.

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