With track season in full swing I am continuing to use the weight room to expand movements and create challenges to increase the high hip position and better hip drive. I am finding overall that the exercises that are the most effective for me are the ones that resemble the movement patterns I use on the track.
Some of the exercises I have used seemed to have had no real impact but others have been very effective. Overall if the stimulation is new and with purpose the body is receptive.
The journey is the exercise choice, the volume and quality of training and finding the balance that works for your specific demands. I have made good decisions and I have made poor decisions with my training but each decision has been "living the dream"!
With the strength work and run training my key points of focus have been the following;
I feel body alignment has seen the most improvement and the idea of the Frans Bosch hip hitch has been very effective in terms of stride efficiency. The big thing I am working on now is foot position as I feel I am losing considerable power through my feet.
My thinking at the present is not so much lack of strength in the feet / ankle but more placement and range of motion in terms of how the foot / ankle reacts to load due to the activation or use of the postural chain, #GlutesFiring.
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