Skipping for runners 🏃
👣 Skipping is a great way to train the Achilles’ tendons to buffer impact forces. It helps train your foot, Achilles, and ankle to land softly and absorb shock when done with a purpose. It also helps build tissue tolerance and resilience in the Achilles and ankle.
👣 The big thing to focus on is letting your heel come fully down and actually contacting the ground…but with control. Allow the Achilles to buffer the impact and soften enough to control the ankle as it comes down to the ground, and aim for the heel to just barely make contact. This is a tip I picked up from @iamunscared, and I have been using with some of the runners I see
👣 Running is all about being efficient and making use of your body’s natural shock absorption. This will show you how to be more efficient when striking the ground, so that less impact is sent through your body
🔑Use this drill as a warmup primer exercise before a run or as a drill to add into your training. Pay attention to the way you land when you are running, as there is good crossover benefits when skipping mindfully