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Sunday, February 5, 2012
Running with Potato Chips
Here's a tip: Beginning runners often wonder, "so what do I do with my hands?" There's a tendency to run with fists clenched, but that just keeps your arms tense. We keep our hands--and as a result--our arms and shoulders more relaxed by imagining we're holding potato chips between our thumbs and fingers.
Potato chips are delicate and and brittle, so they can't be squeezed or else they break. Just hold your fingers together lightly against your thumb (imagine a potato chip between them), and with practice you'll find your entire posture will be relaxed as a result!