Breathing Drills for Runners – Crawling for Runners – Turkish Getup for Runners
This is a discussion between Sarah Young and Gabe Skinner, who both do bodywork as well as training runners. Three of their go-to drills are breathing, crawling and training the getup for runners, and in this talk they’ll tell you why those work so well for all of us, but especially for runners.
“We were talking about the cross-patterning and what I think it can offer runners. During going from post to elbow in the getup, you’re connecting one glute to the contralateral lat as you push off the foot and pull yourself up onto the elbow. We see that connection in crawling. If you’re crawling well, you’re probably walking well. If you’re walking well, it’s possible for you to run well. You’re creating the foundation upon which running can be built.” ~Gabe Skinner
• Gabe’s Background (1:50)
• Coaching Process (6:20)
• Crocodile Breathing (9:30)
• Crawling (11:30)
• Turkish Getup (13:50)
• Wrap-up (26:30)
Sarah Young is a massage therapist and active isolated stretching practitioner who uses various techniques in her practice. She teaches posture and body mechanics, and trains runners using knowledge from her schooling and practice, as well as ChiWalking and ChiRunning techniques. You can catch up with Sarah on Facebook, or via her website at asimplewellness.com.
Gabe Skinner is a bodyworker who also uses the Functional Movement Screen to guide training programs for his athletes and clients. He’s currently practicing and training clients in Washington DC. For more from Gabe, visit him at ampcorrective.com.