I don't know why this didn't occur to me before I read the Active.com article on Chi Running
To level your pelvis, try this simple exercise: Stand against the wall and try to press your lower back into the wall. Watch what happens to your pelvis. You have to engage your lower abdominal muscles in a vertical crunch movement. Remember that feeling in your body and try to maintain it as you run.
I swear I do everything in this article that it says NOT to do. No wonder I have hip and leg and knee problems!!
I noticed yesterday and today:
I bend at the waist
I don't run tall
I don't keep my pelvis level in fact I think I stick my butt out!
I'm not tense, but I do remind myself often to relax my shoulders!!
I tried these techniques, yesterday on my run and today on my walk - slooooo run. And I could tell the difference in how my felt, my hips, knees, and abs.
This is also Day 2 of BodyRock ST:
I did the 20-minute Cardio Training:
I had to make some modifications cuz I can't do alot of jumping with my knee/ITBand. Here is what I did:
Round 1: Jump Rope. I did jump rope but very low impact
Round 2: Burpees: I omitted the jump but here are my numbers
4,4,3,3 (paused for paper to write this on), 3 3 3
Round 3: Jumping Lunges. I did more of a runners lunge without a jump
Round 4: Jump forward/backward with squat. I did regular squats, but as low as I could go!
Round 5: More Jumping. I did it as low impact as I could, but my knees didn't like that, so I did Hip Flexors with extension on the last two.
It was a good workout, I hopped on the treadmill to get my slow and easy 2 miles in. :D
The kiddos will be here in just a bit so I'll need to figure out lunch and shower. After that I'll start on packing up the office so I can make room for my BowFlex!! WOOT!
Its a BowFlex XTreme RAWK!! Soon I'll look like Zuzana!! LOL well like maybe in a year! LOL