Best Running Form Drills
For almost every run workout for my athletes I incorporate running form drills to improve speed, agility, technique, and run form. Running drills not only improve coordination and form, but they can strengthen functionally weak area's of an athlete's run.
I like to warm up my athletes with a half mile or one mile easy around the track then do form drills after that. This gets their heart rate elevated and blood flowing to the extremities before the main set of the workout.
There are PLENTY of run form drills to choose from besides the ones in this video. For that reason, I am going to list Ironman University's list of run form drills for you to have on hand at your next track workout! Enjoy and use these as you see fit!
Toe walking with opposite ankle dorsiflexion
Walking on toes with toes pointed in
Walking on toes with toes pointed out
Single foot hopping
Barefoot walking in place
Barefoot running in place
Run with metronome set at 180 bpm
Side bends (lateral flexion)
Sprinting through T2
Tiny T2-jump off bike get into running shoes and gear as fast as possible-repeat 6X shaving seconds off each time
Towel lifts with toes
Single leg deadlifts
Bench step ups
Single leg squats
High knee jogging