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Run like Olly Freeman

Keep your torso straight
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Keep your torso straight

Keep your torso straight

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‘Run with your head up and shoulders back,' says Freeman. 'Dropping your head causes your body to hunch, which shortens the torso and puts strain on your neck. Your arms should pump parallel to your torso to increase your forward momentum.’
 
Line up your knees and feet
‘To avoid creating a braking action or stressing your joints your feet should land underneath your knees, not in front of them,' says Freeman. 'To maximise the power of your steps, lead each stride with your hip and quad muscles and land on the ball of your foot with a slightly bent leg.’
 

Keep your stride short

Keep your stride short

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‘Take short, fast steps and keep your stride consistent,' says Freeman. 'Lengthening it increases the impact every time your foot hits the ground, making it harder to generate a good spring.
 
'Control your breathing
‘Keep your breathing relaxed and under control for as much of the run as you can,' says Freeman. 'Consciously breathing from your stomach rather than your chest will ensure your body gets a good supply of oxygen throughout the run.’

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