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Efficient Downhill Running Technique

Efficient Downhill Running Technique

Each year GPC Squad athletes love competing in the Run Forrest Trail Running Events over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. With a total elevation change of 2000m over 21.1km, Coach Steph’s technique tips for running downhill will come in very handy.

Check out his short video & a summary of what is covered:

  • Engage your core muscles in abdomen & hips
  • Lean forward and aim to strike the ground with a flat foot or mid-foot
  • Hold arms higher to help stabilise
  • Take short fast steps (high cadence)
  • Avoid striking the ground with your heels & taking long strides
  • Avoid leaning back as this may overload the muscles in your back causing discomfort or injury

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For more information on running technique check out Run Mechanics & Running Uphill

Love trail running? Check out the Benefits of Trail Running and Benefits of Hill/Stair Reps

By | 2017-05-16T10:51:41+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Categories: Coaches Corner, Running|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Efficient Downhill Running Technique

About the Author:

4x AG World Champion - Stephane originates from Belgium and spent many of his early years racing triathlon there. It is in Belgium through the influence of his parents that he fell in love with the sport. A natural competitor Stephane became a student of the sport always searching for ways to give him an edge over his competition. This constant study and striving for improvement has naturally progressed into a passion for coaching triathlon and it’s individual disciplines.