Running Form Drills: A Skips

Running form drills are a great way to warm-up for a difficult workout and help your body learn efficient running form. After you’ve mastered basic drills like high knees and butt kicks, you can progress to something a bit more challenging like A Skips.


A Skips help to improve your knee lift and drive and, when done correctly, also help emphasize correct foot placement as you run.


Check out the video for the correct form and cues for the A Skip, and make sure to add it to your pre- or post-run routine to start running more efficiently!


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