Chi Running focuses, running workouts and resistance exercises
I experiment with my own training in order to ensure I give my clients an appropriate, fully-road tested programme to suit their needs.
June and July
The key to good running form
Your body is at optimal efficiency when aligned vertically, directionally and symmetrically as you run.
Are tight calves causing you a problem?
We often focus too much on the affected area of discomfort. As a Chi Running Instructor I teach the skills of alignment and relaxation, body sensing and gradual progress. These skills are fundamental in building a solid foundation for years of enjoyable running.
Good technique and the ability to body sense are the most important part of my running 'kit'
A recent 1-year study at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that the Chi Running technique was found to produce less impact and higher efficiency, when compared with three other common styles of running.
Today I added two more hill repeats to my hill workout. Following the principal of gradual process, I’m slowly increasing one part of the workout – increasing the number of repeats, whilst keeping the effort level the same as last week.
5 x repetitive hills starts 8-week Christmas Day 20 mile training programme
Chi Running® teaches energy-efficient running form reducing your risk of injury
Study suggests at Cardiff University funded by Arthritis Research UK
A recent blog post from Julia Buckley, one of the UK's top fitness bloggers, of Fitness Rocks!
A very special lady
It's people like Claire that make me love my job. She's a very determined lady and aims to run the Hull Marathon next year.
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The cornerstone of the Chi Running programme
Many people over-breathe when they run, either deliberately as they wrongly think it will give them an advantage, or unintentionally due to the multiple trigger factors that come along during heavy exertion. Read more…
Developing your Skill. Alignment and Relaxation
Chi Running® combines various T’ai Chi principals and the natural flow of energy with the power of running. This creates a highly-efficient running technique that reduces impact on the body and lessens the risk of injury.
Often runners run with to slow a cadence. This leads to ‘plodding’ or landing heavily. If you run with a quick cadence you’re much more energy efficient, lighter on your feet and less likely to injure yourself.
A natural stamina enhancer
The company Beet It have created a 7cl concentrated stamina shot that delivers the optimum daily dose of dietary nitrate (5mMol) as found in a 250ml glass of juice.
Source: American Chemical Society (ACS)