TriadXP’s mission is to get people moving, so they can live healthier and more active lives. Running programs are a great way to achieve greater overall health. They don’t require you to invest in equipment, so you can workout at home and just about anywhere. There is a large body of evidence highlighting many health benefits. These benefits of running include weight loss from burning calories, a reduced risk of Type 2 Diabetes, and improved cardiovascular health. Aerobic exercise like running programs have also been shown to have a positive effect on mood and overall mental health.
It probably goes without saying, but if you enjoy your workout, you are more likely to stick to your routine. At TriadXP, we want you to be happy and healthy, so we will continue to provide content here to support you. So if you are running for stress relief, training for a 5K, training for a marathon or ultra, we want to help you crush your goals. So pop in your earbuds, listen to your favorite music for inspiration while you workout and Let's Get Moving!
Guest Fitness Expert Blog
Joe Puleo and Dr. Patrick Milroy, authors of Running Anatomy, site stride length as "perhaps the factor with most effect on the speed of running. Although the fastest runners take no more than double the number of strides of the slowest runner over a given unit of time, their stride length may be up to four times greater."
So how do you get a longer stride?
In short, stretch your hamstrings!
Tight hamstrings limit the forward motion of your gait. Let's look at an example from the book, Healthy Intelligent Training: The Proven Principles of Arthur Lydiard by Keith Livingstone, to see how changes in stride length can affect your performance.