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JOGGING FOR BETTER ATHLETIC ABILITY – KING TIGER MARTIAL ARTS CHESAPEAKE

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Some of the top athletic trainers in sports recommend jogging as one of the best warm-ups to prepare the body for training. Many people do not know the proper mechanics of jogging. If done correctly, jogging not only increases your body’s circulation, but also your overall athletic skills and abilities.

Follow these key tips to when jogging:

1. Watch your arm swing. Your hands should be lower than your hips. Your arms should not cross your body; and they must move in a linear direction.
2. Watch your foot placement. Your toes should point upward, so that you move your body with a bouncing motion. This position builds a more consistent stride, which helps you maintain more energy during your run.
3. Watch your shin angle. If your shin is angled forward then you will create friction in your stride. The shin angle should be angled backward when your foot contacts the ground. This creates more power in your stride.
4. Watch your posture. You must stand tall to stabilize the core. The force generated at the core sends force to the ground, which generates speed and body control.

Many athletes use jogging simply as a warm-up routine for more complex training. If you incorporate the four tips from above, however, then your athletic abilities will increase dramatically. After a few months of jogging, you’ll notice that it is much more than simply a way to warm and stretch your muscles. Jogging will become a separate and beneficial training activity.

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