Kids Hard Wired / POSE / Chi / Evolution - Running / CrossFit





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Published on Oct 20, 2009

Examining the hypothesis that kids are hard wired to run fast. They have an innate ability to run efficiently and injury free. We could learn something from them. http://www.firepowertraining.com

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Its hard not to notice that Usain Bolt has the same form! I used to run like dat as a kid. now i'm tryin to rediscover my form :-( . I have replaced my cushioned sneakers with flat soled canvas shoes (real cheap ones!). Its definitely working ! :-) 
Lavigne Films
It really touched my heart to see just how beautiful your little girl is when she runs. I agree, keep her running, if not that, she's most certainly a natural athlete! 
Paul Mourer
keep this girl running! shes a natural and seems to love it. great to see someone get so much joy from running, at any age!
Great video on running instincts we all had as kids. Two points: ChiRunning does not suggest an active 'pull' with the hamstring. ChiRunning suggests "allowing" the knee to bend and heel to float up behind. With greater levels of relaxation this will happen more & more by itself. ChiRunning also suggests a cadence between 85-90 (one side) or 170-180 (total) steps per minute.
All three running systems practically say the same thing. I dislike the fact that we have to make distinctions. This little girl obviously doesn't. 
Because of her good form, running isn't a drag for her like it is for us adults.
Neil B
@sjm1368 It's amazing how much we can learn from just watching a child run. This young lady is fast and is too young to have picked up any bad habits. Good insight on the comparison of running systems. I do like certain aspects of POSE running, but didn't agree with their idea that the hamstring should/could be the prime mover on the leg return / foot lift. 
evolution running also says to use the glutes to pull the legs (to pull the feet of the ground). so all three ways of running are pretty much the same.
Steve Magness
Great Video. She's not pulling the foot from the ground though, I can almost guarantee it. The foot comes up to the butt and cycles through as a result of a stretch reflex that occurs at the hip. It's like a rubber band. Hip extends, then shoots back, bringing the foot with it. It's a common mistake, what you see and what is actually going on are two different things. No one except for POSE and CHI people think about pulling the foot. it doesn't happen naturally.
She is awesome.
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