February 22 2018
Embriette Hyde, a scientist at UC San Diego studying gut health, advises on why healthy microbiomes are so important for athletes.
Your anticipatory core muscles learn to work together again best when you are in a neutral alignment. In running, this neutral positioning also helps reduce forces upon impact, by keeping your center of gravity over your heels as you land (versus landing with your foot out in front of you). Use the ski jump exercise to find neutral:
Practice the first two tips together three times a day to help wake up your core muscles and find good alignment.