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I read an article earlier today about running form, and #2 said to "drive from the hips". I just don't get it, what the heck does that even mean?

Hi Honore! Driving from the hips when running is running with a neutral pelvis which helps allow for good hip extension. Chi Running calls this running from your dan tien. Here are links to good articles talking about it without getting too technical. http://www.runnersworld.com/injury-prevention-recovery/its-all-in-the-hips?page=single http://www.kinetic-revolution.com/running-its-all-in-the-hips/

Lawrence responded:
”Is this referring to keeping hips in line with spine? As if you were laying on your back and there is no gap b/w back and hips?”

Susan At Pip Running “It’s essentially the same movement. When your hip flexors are tight they pull your pelvis bowl forward & you tend to run in the bucket or arch your back to run faster.
— — via Query the Coach Facebook Group Conversation