What is Proper Running Form? 3 Tips to Run Better
Maybe you’ve been running regularly for a while now, but it still doesn’t seem quite effortless or even enjoyable.
Can you relate?
“It seems like running never gets easier. It’s a constant struggle.”
“Other runners look elegant, I just feel like I am straining my body when I run.”
Many beginner runners share these feelings. Every runner’s running form depends on their own strengths and weaknesses. The good news is that there are some simple tips you can try to feel lighter and more efficient while you run. And this is something you’ll really appreciate if you training for an upcoming race or want to improve your performance in a challenge in the adidas Running app.
Read through the tips and decide which one you want to start with first – no need to try all of them at once. You will find a helpful image at the end of the post with a summary.
Top 3 Tips for Better Running Technique1. Finding a balance: Tense but relaxed
Running requires a good balance of relaxation and tension throughout the body. This helps direct you forward to avoid wasting energy on side movements. It also helps you bounce back more efficiently and not just stomp on the ground with your feet.
Improving posture is important in general, and it…
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