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Elevate Your Run Performance With These 4 Uphill Drills with Mike Trees

When you see a runner with perfect running form, what do you think?

  • Damn, they look fast, how can I look like that?
  • How efficient are they at injury prevention??
  • Is that running form by winning the genetic lottery or did they work at it?
  • Do they do drills to look that good?

Well, you might not think those things, but I sure as hell do. Listen on to find out more!

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What You Will Learn & Highlights

  • Butt kicks uphill – get foot placed correctly
  • high knee uphill – helps with getting knee up to shorten lever and running
  • Bounders uphill – help with longer stride length
  • Ankling/ankle overs – faster turnover
  • and more!

Notable Quotables

“While you won’t kick your butt in a race butt kicks are great for stability, not landing side to side, uphill adds strength.”

“We do tend to do things we are good at, but should do things we are bad at. Because we are bad at them means we might need to do them more.”

“Bounding isn’t about speed, it’s about length. the more air the better. it’s functional plyometrics training.”

“High knees bring the knee up high, push the knee up from the ground on your foot and strengthen up the calf and achilles”



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This episode is brought to you by NRG – Coaching which is Mike Trees’ coaching service. Mike coaches beginners to pros and all levels in between.

No one is too fast and no one too slow. They just want a desire to learn and improve.

They focus on 1,500m to marathon running and triathlon training.

NRG Coaching is constantly overbooked, so Instagram and this new podcast venture gives Mike and the rest of his NRG coaching team a way to reach out to more people.

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