Running with the wrong form up and down hills can slow you down, reducing the effectiveness of your training and do damage to your joints. These tips will keep in you ship shape through all the ups and downs. Photo by Don McCullough.
According to Ali Baldassare, a Precision Running coach at Equinox in Boston, your approach should vary if you're going uphill or downhill. For uphill running, Baldassare suggests you lean into the incline from your ankles so you stay on your toes and pump your arms more. Pumping your arms revs up your energy and helps you maintain your momentum. For downhill running, Baldassare recommends you ease off the brakes, even if that might be your initial instinct. Downhill isn't time to go into recovery mode, it's time to gain momentum like a drop on a roller coaster. Also, keep yourself leaned forward slightly as you descend so you don't land on your heels and do damage to your knees. You can find more running tips at the link below.
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