As someone who runs in the winter over snow/ice and who does plenty of trail running, falling is a risk that comes with the game.
Knowing how to fall can be an important skill to lower your injury risk!
In the below video I discuss a few points:
- Don’t try to stop a fall by putting your arms straight out.
- This is going to trash your palms, potentially hurt your wrists/elbows, and have you face-planting.
- Instead, land with bent elbows under your body, tuck and roll.
- Talk to any experienced martial artist or skateboarder – they know how to hit the ground!