as you can tell by now I look to decorate the title of the thread a bit.
Three times now that I have shown Qmilers in particualr (among others) how to step down while sprinting; 3 times have they been fascinated with the results; 3 times have they asked:
Do I have to do this all the way around?
What should be my response to them.
In advance, the “lac” thread does not address this specifically.
What say you…KK,TC,CF, PJ, Herb( etc)
Often people feel like the knee is high when it rises above the hip, which is obviously bad news because it forces the hip to drop. A good and effective stride allow optimal hip height and relaxation. Often the feeling that the knees aren’t high enough comes from the fact that you hardly need to do anything to raise the knees if your technique is right! Optimal knee height is when the knee is at the farthest point away (forward) from the hip.
Hey CF. Just an update. What I am noticing is that once I tell them to step down after full stride cycle (or optimal knee height) some are working it. But this is like tearing down a wall in an old house. This only exposes other deficiencies; namely hip strength. But it is good. One girl can hold it together for about 30-40m then she goes back to heel-toe running and low hips like she did last year. I am still working on it.