Leapfrog Athletics Signature Workout: The “How To” Run Fast Workout. Have you ever wondered HOW some people run so fast?? How do some runners make it look SO EASY?? What’s their secret?? Leapfrog Athletics is here to break down the Mechanics of Pace Change to help share with everyone the secrets of fast running. We […]
Here Coach Matt talks about Perceived Effort Running while training. Understanding “how” your breathing, shoulders, arm position, & foot strike ALL influence your heart rate. Understanding what you are doing and how that influences your capacity is the key to become a better runner, better athlete. Check back next week for Part 2 of Coach […]
I often hear athletes ask: “How can I run faster? I want my Personal Best!” At Leapfrog Athletics we are here to help everyone achieve their best possible results!! We believe in Training Smarter and being Efficient through Form & Fundamentals. It is with this in mind that we share with you The Importance of […]
Leapfrog Athletics: Running Backwards. Here Coach Matt goes over 3 Reasons WHY you should add running backwards to your training program. Do you have shin pain? Struggle with Posture? Trouble picking up your feet??? Adding a Backwards portion to each of your training runs can help correct these common running issues.
Here Coach Matt goes over 2 Form Drills to help with Stride Length & Turnover. Beginner or Advanced, practicing proper Run Form will both enhance performance and help prevent injuries. Leapfrog Athletics: building a strong foundation, gaining efficient turnover and building a proper stride. “Prepare Yourself”
Here Coach Matt talks about what “the wall” is when running. At Leapfrog we encourage athletes to find their “wall” and then we help you overcome it! We believe in knowledge: Knowing where your limit is, knowing how to push up to and through your obstacles. Be it running, triathlon or life itself…Leapfrog Athletics believes […]
Here Coach Matt talks about the 2 capacities that concern every runner: The capacity to GO FURTHER & the capacity to GO FASTER. Coach Matt shares tips on “how to” increase run capacity. This is Part 2 of a two-part video series on “perceived effort” as a training philosophy and practice. Be sure to also […]
Thoughts from the road. Running in the rain, while often cold to start, warms the body in an ever so cool way! It’s often tough to “brave the elements” and lace up our shoes when the weather is anything but ideal. Too Hot? Too Cold? It’s Windy. It’s Rainy… All these outside forces testing our […]
How do YOU Recover? In this video Coach Matt goes over 3 types of Recovery that every runner should incorporate into their training. At Leapfrog Athletics we coach not only the importance of, but the “How To” practice recovery. Three types of Recovery? YES! Most of us are familiar with the “Day off” type of […]
Leapfrog Athletics Video. Here Coach Matt demonstrates a “4 Count Crunch” to help athletes learn “How To” breath while running. We talk about INCREASING Lung Capacity and Slowing THE RATE of Breath. Practicing this technique will help you to increase both your speed and endurance capabilities.