5 important exercises to improve running form


As a physiotherapist I always give my patients exercises to help improve their running form. Although there are hundreds of good exercises one can give to a runner, the following 5 seem to be pretty popular in my clinic. These exercises can be used as a quick test to see if you have certain areas of weakness, and can be done in the comfort of your home. The exercises that are difficult for you to perform are the ones you should practice! None of these exercises should be painful.

1)      The one leg stand exercise:

Purpose: Improve balance

Why is this important?:

During the midstance phase of running, one foot is on the ground and the other one in the air: Essentially you are being made to balance on one leg (even if only for a split second). A runner will typically average 1,200 steps a mile on one foot…

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