How to avoid sitting back when running

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Jun 2012
9:17am, 6 Jun 2012
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Ian M
How to correct posture? Asian squats is a good start.
Jun 2012
9:20am, 6 Jun 2012
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hellen
what are they Ian?
Jun 2012
9:22am, 6 Jun 2012
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Curly45
Hellen I used to run "sitting in a bucket". For me the best cures were track work in spikes (its amazing how they force you to run properly and the faster turn over makes a difference to your ability to lean as well) and the core H routine three times a week.

I'd sort of got stuck there for a while (still heel striking but not sitting) until Sharkie was talking about thinking tall which is definitely helping. What I would say is, it takes time to make changes.

I have transitioned to fully flat racing shoes for all my running now and that helps a lot too.

How I used to run:
jamesmcmahonphotography.co.uk

The main aim now is to learn to do this on all surfaces and in flat shoes (i.e. not spikes):
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Jun 2012
9:25am, 6 Jun 2012
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Ian M
Whimsical but nevertheless informative video here on how to do it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWTmg4dHiKg
Jun 2012
9:46am, 6 Jun 2012
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hellen
funny vid ian, how is it going to help though? and how long do a squat for in order for it to help

I run like that curley, or at least thats how I look on photos, more often than not one of my hips is tilting down
Jun 2012
9:51am, 6 Jun 2012
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Ian M
Try to squat like that Hellen and see how easy it feels. Most folk find it quite difficult - this is because they spend most of their time sitting in chairs. Learn to do a good squat and it will help correct your posture. Concentrate on straight down into it and straight up out of it. Squat, stay there for a few seconds, stand up. Repeat until you've had enough. Do this every day for a few minutes.
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9:52am, 6 Jun 2012
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Ian M
Strength, flexibility, balance and posture all in one.
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9:59am, 6 Jun 2012
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oldbiddy
Love the vid, now trying hard :)
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10:00am, 6 Jun 2012
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Ian M
It's self regulating. Don't force it to much and hurt yourself but just keep trying to relax down into it and you'll get there.

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