Running Tip : Swing Your Arms & Hands To Run Faster

One technique for proper running is to always remember to swing your arms while running. Most runners make the mistake of running with their arms at a stationary position. We runners have the tendency to hold our arms on our chest. The proper running technique is your arms should swing forwards and backwards the same as your leg movement.

Running well and running fast is a skill, not something you were born with (unless off course you are Usain Bolt or Kenenisa Bekele). And just like any other skill it can be taught.

In the following video shot at Nike naked running camp, you will see when the runners slow down, the coach or camp director shouts at them reminding them to use their arms / hands to run faster.

Warning : This video may not be suitable for minors.

2 thoughts on “Running Tip : Swing Your Arms & Hands To Run Faster

  1. jokach

    I’ve also seen a lot of people who overuse (overswing?) and exert too much energy with their arms when they’re running .. they just seem out of rhythm. I’m not sure how their overall workout turns out, but I get tired watching it sometimes.

  2. Nehal

    Runnng while swinging your arms really makes a difference in your running and the stress you may experience. When runners keep their hands stationary while running, the neck becomes very tense.

    This may also have to do with the runner’s ability to relax while running but keeping your arms swinging, in my experience, relieves some of the built up tension.

    There are many methods to release stress. Here’s an article to help you to be more aware of your running and also ease some of the stress:


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