Certification details and modules outlines

The X-Training School


Presented live virtually during the pandemic
starting April 2021
Spring & fall schedules are live

With the ever increasing popularity of running & racing it’s time to rewire your knowledge!

Designed to provide skill sets
Runners need efficient mechanics to enhance run economy, prevent injury and boost performance 
Gain practical experience through case studies, video analysis and hands-on evaluation
Platforms of corrective and performance drills & exercises
Functional running anatomy & physiology

Learn to analyze a runner quickly and efficiently, immediately spotting the red flags
What you see in a runner’s mechanics is not always the cause of the inefficiency – learn the key components of analysis
Where to start with a run video analysis ; relating the objective data to the subjective history of the runner
Learn the cues and run drills that will teach them to improve their running cycle
Learn to evaluate the runners kinetic chain fitness

Certification includes five modules and two masterclasses:

Run Mechanics
Trail-Mountain Run Mechanics
REWIRE Mechanics
Run Analysis & Advanced Run Analysis
Six hours of Masterclasses of your choice

” Chloë makes it feel like she is standing there right with you. This past fall she was efficiently able to set up a running analysis conference in our clinic from a distance that did not take away time or detract from the course. The visual aids she uses for online learning make it constantly engaging and very efficient on top of her amazing energy. I’ve learned more than I thought possible in just a weekend course. ”
Andrea Dillon, DPT Physical Therapist, Mammoth Lake CA

We focus on runners from track, road, trail-mountain, Ultra and triathlon
Live video analysis, case studies with hands-on individual evaluation
Enlarge your tool kit: add new ways of coaching and rehabbing
Once certified with us you will be listed on our website as a certified coach and/or sport orthopedic rehab specialist
Continued professional development and continuing education opportunities
Be part of a running global community and support network

latest science-based research
focus on practical application
live online instruction with dynamic group interaction
one-on-one live video sessions with instructor
Individual evaluation
detailed booklet for each module
certificate of completion
continuing education credits
monthly PRO RUN newsletter

All modules are live via Zoom to facilitate the practical learning process and for greater interaction
Times of modules are scheduled to facilitate different time zones to accommodate people living in Europe to North America
Times are schedule in CET, Central European Time
Each module has two different dates to choose from
The certification needs to be completed before the end of the calendar year
Modules can be taken individually respecting the prerequisites
If you feel you have the prerequisites you can apply with proof of previous courses completion

Modules & Hours
Run Mechanics :  two modules  12 hours / 295 euros for individual module
Rewiring mechanics : one module  6 hours / 295 euros for individual module
Run-Gait Analysis : two modules  12 hours /  295 euros for individual module
Masterclasses of your choice: 6 hours total

If you sign up for the full certification and pay in full in advance, you will receive a 10% discount
Total hours & cost of certification: 40 hours / 995 euros
36 hours of modules and 4 hours of evaluation
Payment plan available
Register early space is limited
Payment can be done via Paypal: run@xtrainingschool.com
Or via European bank transfer
To register or for info contact us

The fundamentals of running mechanics starts on flat ground
Prerequisite: good understanding of functional anatomy and the muscular system
6 hours / April 10th or October 9th / 4pm to 10pm CET
295 euros for individual module
Running is technical and form matters
Functional anatomy & physiology of a runner
The runner’s individual posture and impact on running form
Optimizing running form for greater economy and injury prevention
The running cycle: the dynamic rhythm of running
The spinning wheel: the hamstring
Foot placement: 3D
Stride & cadence
Practical application of running joint mechanics during running cycle
The Spinal spring
Triple extension, the runners accelerator : timing, propulsion components, muscles involved, 3 Drives
Maximizing elastic energy
The runners posterior and anterior kinetic chain and physiological DNA : A runner can only have good mechanics with proper kinetic chain fitness
Science of control entropy
Greatest source of gait energy waste
Aerobic capacity versus running economy
Intensity training and impact on running form/economy
Ground versus Air Runner
Interrelationship between ground force, energy transfer and running economy
Stride & cadence variation: track, road, various distances & speed
Misconceptions and latest research

Form efficiency for all terrain : from smooth to technical single track
Running economy as a direct influence on muscle energy & cardio output

Prerequisite: Running Mechanics
6 hours  / April 24th or October 23rd / 4pm to 10pm CET
295 euros for individual module

The fundamentals of single track running form : the PYRAMID foundation
Functional anatomy & physiology of a trail-mountain runner
The key driving muscles for uphill and downhill running and their physiological DNA
Run economy: gears, speed, foot placement, terrain variation, distance
The overstriding & foot placement SYNDROME
Mechanics efficiency for uphill & downhill running: posture, running cycle, cadence, gears, foot placement
Rewiring the brain for technical terrain: intermuscular coordination, training strategies
Cueing techniques to enhance proper running form with the runners natural posture
Fatigue factors on running form, overuse injuries and performance
The science of BRAIN-mechanics, REWIRING
Interrelationship between ground force, energy transfer and running economy in uphill & downhill running
High volume vs high intensity training and the impact on mechanics, injury risks and performance
Stride & cadence variation: different distances and terrain
Misconceptions and latest research

Through performance enhancement techniques,
maximizing running fitness & economy, neuromuscular pathways and injury prevention
Prerequisite: Running mechanics
6 hours / May 8th or November 6th / 4pm to 10pm CET
295 euros for individual module
Practical application
Skill development training: running cycle, cadence, triple extension, coordination, agility
Corrective drills & exercises
Running light & forward for all terrain
Stride training
Elastic energy & eccentric training for greater run economy, injury prevention and performance
Runners functional core routine
The runners mind & brain: neuroplasticity training
Runner’s performance routine: platform of drills & exercises

Step by step efficient & functional running assessment
Prerequisites: Running mechanics & Rewiring Mechanics
6 hours / May 22nd or November 13th / 4pm to 10pm CET
295 euros for individual module

Flat : track, road, trail
Runners faulty mechanics-spot the weakness and set it right!
Skill set to analyze running form
Case studies & video analysis
Treadmill versus road analysis guidelines and pro’s & con’s for each
Prioritizing cadence
Runners posture & joint mobility
Runners Body Tool: step by step primary and secondary assessment – includes work sheets
Analysis of force-vector on the kinetic chain
Functional joint testing for foot, ankle, hip and spinal mobility
Dynamic testing including: toe-off, triple extension, hamstring elasticity, lower leg strength, foot strength, ankle mobility
Factors influencing stride & cadence variation
Cueing techniques to enhance proper and natural mechanics
Platform of corrective and performance drills & exercises
Technology for run analysis: advancements, pro’s & con’s

Prerequisites : Running mechanics, Trail-mountain running mechanics and Running analysis
6 hours / June 5th or November 21th / 4pm to 10pm CET
295 euros for individual module
Flat, rolling terrain, uphill and downhill: road & trail-mountain
Case studies & video analysis
Musculoskeletal imbalances and the impact on running form
Quantification of mechanical stress QMS: evaluating mechanical overload
Prioritizing form analysis: the 3 steps
Lower leg and foot mechanics analysis
Neuromuscular control analysis
Uphill and downhill running gait assessment and economy training strategies
Cueing techniques for uphill & downhill to enhance proper and natural mechanics
Form factors: speed, distance and terrain
Fatigue factors and assessment & strategies
The runners race goal : distance & terrain specific form analysis and strategies for greater economy
Platform of corrective and performance drills & exercises
Performance enhancement and gait re-education techniques : REWIRING THE BRAIN

Have a look at our Run-Injury & Performance Rehab Certification

Program Director: Chloë Lanthier
Chloë is internationally recognized as a leader in biomechanics, sport injury and high-performance training. Published, a speaker and renowned for her forward thinking material that sets her apart and putting complex science into effective practical application. She has a dynamic teaching style and always keeping her audience engage. She is an expert in run mechanics, injuries, prevention and performance training. She’s been offering running camps for three decades and coaching runners of all levels to success.
Chloë is the lead instructor and will be joined by a group of expert guest instructors
The certification is 25+ years of Chloë’s work, dedication and passion for running
Ms Biomechanics & Human Performance
BA Science in exercise physiology
Running Coach NCCP level 3
Accomplished ultra-trail runner & ultra-endurance cyclist, a Patagonia ambassador
Author of the bestseller Trail, les clés pour performancer sans se blesser, Glénat 2020 – Trail, Perform without getting injured