Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Heel vs. Midfoot vs. Forefoot: How do elite runners land?

The Science of Sport blog has a refreshing look at running technique, specifically the foot strike... as is common with sport marketing these days the current emphasis on forefoot striking isn't really based on good science...

"Why would you want to change your foot landing to begin with? Science has little to offer you in support of this. And so my advice, having read this far (well done!), is to forget about the possibility that you're landing "wrongly", and just let your feet land where, and how they land, and worry about all the other things you can when you run!"


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this, Joel. It's long overdue that someone presents a balanced view. When I coach I explain the pros and cons of each type of foot plant and let individual decide. Moving all recreational runners to the mid-foot may be a conspiracy started by physios ;)