Monday, 31 December 2012

Improving Running Economy: Hands on Head

Recently I wrote an article for Canadian Running Magazine looking at a system of drills developed by Pete Grinbergs to help improve the efficiency of your running stride.  It is definitely a teaser to what the system is all about.    To see what it actually looks like in action, check out Pete's video here.

In my opinion, hands on head (HOH) is a novel and intriguing solution to something that is often neglected, and sometimes unnecessarily complicated.  Does it work?  And if so, to what degree?  That is yet to be determined.  Regardless, it's free, it's safe, it's easy, so why not try it to find out?

Here is the article:

Lab Rat- Hands on Your Heads

Want to run more efficiently? Peter Grinbergs, head coach of Wilfrid Laurier University’s cross-country team, has a suggestion: Put your hands on your head. Grinbergs’s Hands on Head (HOH) system, developed after 30 years of coaching, involves a series of drills that focuses on diagnosing and correcting stride inefficiencies. His athletes will follow up hard workouts with light strides, walking high knees and barefoot drills - all with their hands firmly placed on their heads....
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