TAKE A RUNNING JUMP
Add parkour to your runs for more efficiency and versatility
Got a fence to hurdle? Don’t stop on the other side. ‘Cats are running the second they land,’ says Erwan Le Corre, who trained with McDougall. ‘Copy them and you’ll decrease impact and be ready to flow into your next move.’
Stay upright for longer by adding precision jumps to your training. ‘Pick a spot two feet [60cm] in front of you, and jump and land on it as softly as possible – this will improve your balance and loosen up your legs,’ says McDougall.
‘Move on your hands and feet at the same time – it improves balance and trains you to do more than one thing at a time,’ says McDougall. ‘An infant can do it, but if you’re 25 or older you need to reactivate that hand/foot co-ordination.’