I’ve recently purchased a double jogging stroller. I’m not a great runner to begin with—typically only lasting between 1 and 2 miles. I don’t know much about formal form concepts, but I was told once that my arms shouldn’t swing across my body because it leads to unnecessary core usage and ultimately you could tire faster. When running today, I noticed that my free arm was moving across my body and stopping myself from doing it took a great deal of effort on my part. Is this normal or should I continue to work on not swinging my “pumping” arm across my body when pushing a stroller?

1 Answer 1


I am personally a fan of the chi running technique. Here's a question/answer with how to adapt this technique to a stroller.

About the arms, this article says to have a relaxed arm swing and avoid crossing arms in front of body.

I think it is normal and that running/jogging with a technique takes practice to master recommendations that improve the running/jogging overall.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.