Is heel strike running bad? We know that as compared with forefoot running, heel strike running is linked to significantly more intensive impact production which may increase injury risk. Heel strike running may also be less economical as well as the mechanical components associated with heel strike running may hinder the elastic properties of the Achilles tendon which may disadvantaged running economy. Read more here!
BSc Neurobiology; MSc Biomechanics candidate, ultra minimalist runner & founder of RunForefoot. I was a heel striker, always injured. I was inspired by the great Tirunesh Dibaba to try forefoot running. Now, I'm injury free. This is why I launched Run Forefoot, to advocate the health & performance benefits of forefoot running and to raise awareness on the dangers of heel striking, because the world needs to know.
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