Why You Can’t Stop Hunching Your Shoulders When You Run

By Jae Gruenke | Natural Running Form

May 24

Your shoulders are achy and tight during and after runs. You try to relax them, you even try to pull them down, but eventually they always seem to creep back up again. Why is this problem so hard to solve?

The reason is that you aren’t addressing the root cause of hunched shoulders: a flexed spine. When you do, your shoulders simply go down, without needing to be consciously relaxed or pulled down. Gravity is taking care of that!

In this video I show how this works and how to fix the problem for good.

You can access the lesson I recommend in the video on this page:

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About the Author

Jae Gruenke, GCFP, is a running technique expert and Feldenkrais Practitioner. Known as a “running form guru,” she is the Founder and CEO of The Balanced Runner™ in New York City and The Balanced Runner UK. She has helped runners from beginner to Olympian improve their form to become pain-free, economical, and fast.

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