aaroncmt, on 28 April 2012 - 06:02 PM, said:
I'm trying to improve my running form. I know you're meant to lean forward from the ankles, but I find this
really hard... i'm trying to do this... my butt keeps going back for some reason.
Its amazing the difference one word can make. If you think of it as a 'tilt' rather than a 'lean' it will work for you.
Tilting is what you do each time you take a step forward.
To get the feel of what I mean stand with both feet together and your body correctly aligned (preferably with a bit of core control).
Just allow yourself to tilt (sway) forward until you are forced to take a step.
That body alignment, with your centre of gravity just forward of your toes, is what gives you forward momentum.
Relax and enjoy - your body learned to do this years ago PL