Hi Eric,

Wanted to get your perspective on optimal hip rotation. I've seen a number of drills oriented around increasing hip rotation by "running the line". I've tried this a few times and it definitely feels different. Before I invest more time in it I want to make sure this is something I want to groove in my running form. Appreciate your thoughts.

Thanks,
Clay

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Comment by Clay Blanchard on May 6, 2011 at 6:39pm

Sounds good Eric.  I think this is a key missing ingredient of my training. 

 

Can't wait for the DVDs - stop teasing and start shipping!  Also - when is your foot strengthening device (that you demo'd on tour) going to be available?

 

Thanks,

Clay

 

Comment by Eric Orton on May 6, 2011 at 5:39pm

Hip rotation is extremely important, especially for runners who are so used to going "north and south" so to speak.  Hip rotation exercises are a big part of training my athletes and is a prime focus in my up and coming DVD training series (sorry for the plug, there are coming).

I also use these exercises in a variety of ways to help activate the glute - which should be the focus of every runner.

So keep at it Clay - E

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