You’ve heard it said that ‘the hips don’t lie’ — which I’m sure is true in it’s context! But today we’re talking about the movement of your arms when running. In order to run efficiently, we use our arms to help drive our legs forward and properly engage our core muscles.
Essentially, our arms counter-balance our legs, and because of this, any bad habits we have in our feet, hips, core, etc, will often show up as poor movement of our arms. So, if you’re suspicious that your arm swing could be more of an asset to you, first try to address any weakness of your bottom half. There are plenty of videos on runphys.com that can help with that!
But the cool thing, is that we can use our arms to help fix bad habits in our hips and core as well! Check out today’s video for simple suggestions on how to gain better efficiency using the zombie drills mentioned.
As always, fire away any questions you have and please share this with a friend!