What Foot Strike Causes Shin Splints?

Heel Strike Running Causes Bone Pain

29/04/2024 Bretta Riches 0

Unlike forefoot runners, heel strike runners have the highest  risk of abnormal bone loading and strain, and therefore bone injury, because regardless of thick shoe cushioning, heel strike running always produces the highest amounts of the vertical ground reaction force (high burst in prolonged collision impact) and peak accelerations (opposing forces on the bones).

Heel Strike Running Causes Slip Discs

Heel Strike Running Causes Slipped Discs

25/04/2024 Bretta Riches 0

When it comes to protecting your lower back long-term, the research reveals that foot strike matter immensely whereby forefoot running prevents the weakening of the shock-absorbing structures in the back, preventing impact-induced degenerative changes to the back that are caused by heel strike running.

What Running Style is Best for Your Knees?

What Running Style is Best for Your Knees?

14/03/2024 Bretta Riches 3

The best way to maintain healthy knees when running is to avoid heel strike running because it always accompanies a hyper-extended knee, an overly long stride and unusually long braking with the ground, which CANNOT be improved with a cushioned, motion control stability running shoe. The only proven method to protect your knees long-term is to land with a forefoot strike because it prevents hyper-knee extension at landing, an over-stride and a low cadence, all of which were consistently found to literally cure running-related knee pain and injury.

Is it Bad to Run Barefoot on Concrete?

Is Forefoot Running Better for Energy Economy than Heel Striking?

15/02/2024 Bretta Riches 0

One of the many reasons metabolic costs in running is lower when a forefoot strike is employed is due to the improvements in upper body posture and knee-joint angles at landing. These key improvements were found to prevent a force-intensive over-stride and excessive bouncing which reduced muscle force generation, while making the ankle better at translating more kinetic energy as compared with heel strike running, which was consistently found to produce shockwaves that can damage the shin, knee, lower back and energy economy!

Why is Running On Your Forefoot Better for Long Distances?

Why is Running On Your Forefoot Better for Long Distances?

28/01/2024 Bretta Riches 0

One of the many reasons forefoot running sustains most safely on the body and more efficiently than heel strike running across all distances is by engaging a significantly higher degree of smoothness in foot-placement at landing, which not only was found to reduce surface forces, over-striding, over-pronation and brake loads, it also made the arch better at loading more energy-saving elastic power, which enabled the foot to spring up with minimal muscular effort at each step.

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