🔥 Not sure how to do the B-skip❓️
Not many people do this drill but it combines all 3 phases of running – the loading phase, propulsion phase, and recovery phase. So why aren’t we ALL doing it⁉️
Remember that running drills are an exaggeration of running so they will look a little funny.
When we run we want to make sure our knees are nice and high.
It is also important that we are striking underneath us so we are PUSHING ourselves forward VERSUS overstriding and PULLING ourselves forward.
It is also important we are striking in a circular motion.
This is where the B-skip comes into play.
This drill strengthens the hip flexors, core, glutes, hamstrings, calves and feet, as well as improves the neuromuscular connection.
Tips for performing B-skip (paw-back) properly
🔹️Focus on the leg grab going below you, not on kicking your leg forward (the leg will stretch automatically as you do the movement).
🔹️Watch your posture. Keep your body straight; do not bend forward or backward.
🔹️Avoid rotating your body, focus your motions on the direction in which you are moving.
🔹️Find your own rhythm, while coordinating your arms and legs.
🔹️Do not forget to move your arms. Swing the arm opposite the raised leg.
I put together step-by-step instructions on how to do the B-skip and what to pay attention to!