Thursday, April 26, 2012

180bpm Running

One of my favorite stores is Playmakers in Okemos, Michigan.  It seems like every time I go to the store I runners are talking about running at 180 strides per minute.  Runners World has great article on the subject.  To help my students run at 180 strides I first use an online metronome that I set to 180.  Once students get the hang of it I use the DJ program Virtual DJ to change the speed of songs so that we can run and correct the pitch of the song.  I change the pitch of the song so the song doesn't sound like Alvin and the Chipmunks.

1 comment:

  1. You should have a go with the Tempo Magic Pro app that will let you modify the BPM of your music by a much more mobile means than Virtual DJ