Done The 100 Up Technique

"We've got a motto here-you're tougher than you think you are, and you can do more than you think you can.”
Christopher McDougall

In a recent New York Times article called
"The Once and Future Way to Run", Christopher McDougall, author of the bestseller Born To Run, talks about a running exercise invented by a man named W.S. George in 1874 called the 100-Up. I was interested in trying this out, and luckily, there was a video that went along with this article, so I could find out how to do this movement.

There are two modes for this drill: the major and the minor. I did the minor version of the drill, and it wasn't too difficult. First, you do this exercise barefoot. It's very simple. Your knee goes up and your elbow goes back.
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Then you switch legs.
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About halfway through, my hips started feeling tight. I did the drill with all four angles and sped up this video.

I think this is a good drill. I'd like to continuing to do this to see if it really improves my running technique drastically. I can see why it would work, but I think you have to be disciplined and put it into practice.

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