Had a great week with the Run for Hummingbird House Ball on Friday and then City to South Sunday. Caught up with so many good friends! I did this video a couple of days before City to South to get you thinking about strengthening quads correctly for running. What we see in the clinic is almost everyone targeting quads with squats, lunges, whatever but they kind of miss the strength needed as stability when you run. So if your squatting the mistake is you will let gravity drop you to about 160 degrees before they kick in, then on the way back up you will push from deep and momentum will lock you through the last 35 degrees. Trouble is, these ranges are the functional running ranges. The way that plays out with your running is that as you tire you will have difficulty using quads in this inner range. You kind of sink a bit as you run, so its land…sink….then push. That’s a knee killer and can limit your cadence. So check this video out to target quad strength so that it’s functional for running and you don’t miss the most important parts of range. Thanks to Pat Nispel and crew (Pat 42.2) for helping us out! Congrats on your third place on the day!
Good luck with this one guys! Big shout out also to Rebecca and Maria from Run for Hummingbird House. Friday night was awesome and they raised a ton of money for a great cause!
Good luck with your lead into your long runs everyone! See you at Gold Coast. Can’t wait!!