4 Drills For Beginner Runners

Chloe Pedley Aug 16, 2015 0 comments 0

Running with good form means reducing your chance of injury, and increasing the longevity of your running 'career', These drills are designed to help you run with good form, run faster, and run safer.

These are the running drills I've used as a beginner runner.

Naturally  you should never undertake any exercise program without the go-ahead of your healthcare provider.

Butt Kicks 

Butt kicks engage your hamstrings and help improve your running gait. We are aiming to help you achieve a faster cadence (steps per second) and in effect a faster, more efficient run.

Simply put, run on the spot, kicking your butt. As you get better at butt kicks, increase your speed.

 

High Knees

High knees work your glutes and again help you train an efficient running gait.

To do this drill, run on the spot, raising your knees as high as  you can. As you  get better, increase your speed.

Grapevines

Grapevines help you build good balance and posture when you're running. It loosens up your hip flexors and glutes and helps you run with good form and posture.

Basically grapevines are a side step, where you cross one leg behind the other - watch the video for a guide.

Jumping Rope

Jumping rope is an awesome drill for runners, as it builds up calf and ankle strength, essentially helping you build a "springier spring" in your legs (That's a technical term) it's great for fitness  too.

Start by just jumping rope, then add in drills like high knees, sprints, and single leg jumping.

Chloe Pedley
Founder at Polkadotsi
Chloe is the founder of Polkadotsi, mother of four little boys, and wife and lover to a magnificent husband.
She's interested in all things sex and sexuality, and seeks to make a positive difference in the world by education.

Chloe is the founder of Polkadotsi, mother of four little boys, and wife and lover to a magnificent husband. She's interested in all things sex and sexuality, and seeks to make a positive difference in the world by education.