Fort Collins is home to avid runners of all kinds. Whether it’s a Saturday morning jog or an ultramarathon this city is a mecca for those who want to move on two feet. Some folks are happy to take a leisurely run while others are gearing up for competition. No matter what level of runner you are there’s always room to run easier. The feeling of ease in your body equates to a feeling of joy and exhilaration when you run faster or longer than you have before.
We know those of you reading this are probably thinking of how can I feel more free when I run? You have tried all the tricks…hit heel to toe, no midfoot, no forefoot…stand tall, breathe easier…squeeze the glutes…push off with the toes…and some of these things help. But in a couple minutes you forget about the glutes and you are slouching. You just want to run and enjoy it, not think about when your butt should be contracting. Add a few aches and pains to the equation and the run is not so exhilarating anymore.
What if you could run better without thinking about it? What if you could run without discomfort? What would it feel like to run ‘free?’
The great thing is you can learn to run better without thinking about it. At Body Evolution we have spent years understanding gait mechanics from a different approach than most anyone we have seen in the world of gait. The beauty is we can use your body to discover what is happening at each joint of your body in each moment of your gait cycle. We use your own body to begin getting those joints moving with the right timing and by default your muscles will follow. By giving your brain new options for movement, the majority of the time, your body will default to the most efficient movement pattern. You don’t have to think about it. It becomes unconscious. This may take a little practice, but sometimes all it takes is one repetition for your body to change its movement patterns to one of most efficiency.
Often a byproduct of improving your movement patterns is those nagging aches and pains begin to reduce.
You can soon be running with ease and instead of thinking about how you are running, you can simply just run and enjoy the experience. This time you can take in the fresh air, the beauty of the foothills, the birds chirping, all the while running faster and more efficiently. You might even win that next race and enjoy the entire run.
If you want to run easier or are having pain that is making your running no longer pleasant feel free to give us a call or come in for a FREE Discovery session to see how we can help you get back to running freedom.
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