Forefoot Running May Prevent Hip Injury as Compared with Heel Strike Running

Forefoot Running May Prevent Hip Injury as Compared with Heel Strike Running

The general idea is that increased step-rate during running may fully blunt, or at least reduce heavy loads and compressive forces on the hips by enabling the foot to land closer to your center of mass (upper body). This is one aspect of forefoot running that has attracted a lot of attention because forefoot striking automatically increases step-rate which directly pulls your foot to land within a safer range of your center of mass as compared with heel strike running which often facilitates an over-stride. Read more here!

Bretta Riches

"I believe the forefoot strike is the engine of endurance running..."

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.
Bretta Riches