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3 Common HIIT Running Mistakes And How To Fix Them

fitness May 31, 2018

Do you want to be faster and more efficient (and less sore) while HIIT running? 

Here are the 3 most common mistakes we see and how to fix them.

Problem #1: Heel striking 

This is a common problem and causes a lot more impact on your body, which results in injuries, i.e. shin splints, hamstring issues, etc.

Solution: Stay on your forefoot. Not on your tiptoes. Instead, if you're doing it correctly you'll see just a sliver of your foot not making contact with the ground. It may feel weird, but trust us, it will making you much more efficient!

Problem #2: Leaning backward

When you heel strike, your body gets broken at the hips and stops your momentum from moving forward.

Solution: If you're able to stay up on your forefoot when your foot makes contact with the ground, you will create a straight line of energy from head to toe. This will naturally give you a slight lean forward, making it easier and more efficient. 

Problem #3: Arm placement

We see a lot of peoples' arms tensing up into their shoulders and moving across their body.
Solution: Relax, drop your shoulders, loosen up your hands and pump your arms back to front. You'll especially notice the difference as you start sprinting because your arms will help propel your legs and move you forward.
Give these a try and let us know what you think!

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