This week Fitness Director Dustin Miller and Thera-Ex Aide Jessica Bowen demonstrate Runner on the Wall, part 3 in our 4-part series on hip “stabilization” or strengthening. This exercise is especially important for runners of all levels and those of us who walk regularly for exercise. Like all of Precision’s “Tip of the Week” exercises, this movement looks easy but if you are doing it correctly, you will likely need to rest between sets in order to maintain proper form. Runners and walkers who can master this exercise will improve their form, increase endurance and pump up the power in each step. Why does form matter when you are simply walking, anyway? Science tells us that movements we do every day change the way our skeleton and muscles are shaped and how they interact with one another. Proper walking form will allow you to continue walking longer distances on more challenging terrain later in life when poor movement habits take their toll. Proper walking form will also decrease your risk of injury every time you walk (every day, anyone?). Questions or comments are welcome as we continue to tailor our tips to the needs of our audience!