Change Direction? Toes Forward

Yesterday’s training includes a change of directions. Be careful to confuse the dynamic, complex, and seemingly more free movement of running as somehow having movement standards of less importance of, say, a deadlift. If you don’t consider that running, especially sprinting, is an act that puts force into the ground north of four times your bodyweight per foot per step. Form matters.

Our good friends at Power Athlete have built an entire organization on the importance of posture a position in the gym and on the court/field of sport.

You’ve heard a million times by now to “keep your chest up” or any other version of position. When it comes to your connection with the ground, foot position is monumental. This is so monumental that, through it, we can eradicate non-contact ACL tears and knee injuries that seem all too common these days.

How to you do this? Simple. Toes forward!

When you plant to change directions, your toes pointing out not only leaks power from the hip it opens you up to non-contact knee injuries. After all, when you sprint you’ll be putting more force into the ground than any weight lifting you’ll ever do.


Logan Gelbrich


10/11/18 WOD

Sumo Deadlift

5 Rounds for Time:
100′ Sandbag Carry (BW)
200m Run