17 min

Learn how to run more efficiently using gravity Learn to Run with Dr. Matt Minard

    • Running

Episode Summary
Dr. Matt Minard is the host of the Learn to Run podcast. He's a Physical Therapist who enjoys both the physical and mental benefits of running but is also passionate about helping others run safely.

In today's episode, Dr. Minard describes how to maximize the use of gravity to run more efficiently through proper body alignment called "leaning." He explains how to use "controlled falling" to improve the safety of running.

Top Takeaways

"Gravity can give us 'Frenergy'; free energy."
- [Dr. Matt Minard]
"Everything in life is about balance; it's about control."
- [Dr. Matt Minard]
"Learn to lean."
- [Dr. Matt Minard]
"Tuck your Tush under your shoulders to maintain that 'hankle' and not hinge at the hips."
- [Dr. Matt Minard]
"Before learning to run, we've got to learn to walk."
- [Dr. Matt Minard]
"Safety first, performance second."
- [Dr. Matt Minard]

Episode Highlights

[01:30] Question of the week; Should you fall while running?
[01:41] What is a fall?
[06:05] The Controlled Fall.
[10:35] Incorporating 'Leaning' into running.
[13:05] How to learn more about Leaning and Controlled Fall.

See full show notes.

Episode Summary
Dr. Matt Minard is the host of the Learn to Run podcast. He's a Physical Therapist who enjoys both the physical and mental benefits of running but is also passionate about helping others run safely.

In today's episode, Dr. Minard describes how to maximize the use of gravity to run more efficiently through proper body alignment called "leaning." He explains how to use "controlled falling" to improve the safety of running.

Top Takeaways

"Gravity can give us 'Frenergy'; free energy."
- [Dr. Matt Minard]
"Everything in life is about balance; it's about control."
- [Dr. Matt Minard]
"Learn to lean."
- [Dr. Matt Minard]
"Tuck your Tush under your shoulders to maintain that 'hankle' and not hinge at the hips."
- [Dr. Matt Minard]
"Before learning to run, we've got to learn to walk."
- [Dr. Matt Minard]
"Safety first, performance second."
- [Dr. Matt Minard]

Episode Highlights

[01:30] Question of the week; Should you fall while running?
[01:41] What is a fall?
[06:05] The Controlled Fall.
[10:35] Incorporating 'Leaning' into running.
[13:05] How to learn more about Leaning and Controlled Fall.

See full show notes.

17 min