Thursday, March 08, 2018

New Gait Pattern training ruck/ 45 lbs

this went very very well. I wasn't so sure it would hold up but it did. I started out a little too ''vertical" i.e not leaning into it ala Pose running but soon figured it out.  Even too vertical I could feel it was definitely the proper way to distribute weight for each step

My god why does no one ever talk about this? What a game changer. It's so evident during marching but I could never quite figure out the carryover to regular walking gait. Now I can. Wow

This solves so many different gait issues; shoulder/t spine rotation happens by itself (!), pelvic rotation as well, stride length becomes slightly shorter but turnover is faster, plus foot strike is softer.

By leaning into it as I went lap time definitely improved and overall speed was better. This will take practice as well as getting some serious miles behind the muscles involved to really train them but I know I'm on the right track!

45 lb ruck
6 laps
50 min !
no timed laps

BW 169
BF 12.7
W 56.5


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