Under heel cushioning causes a runner to have unnatural biomechanics accompanied with an elevated risk of injury.
Forefoot running makes a lot sense from an engineer’s perspective.
Which running style is better? Heel strike vs forefoot strike? Here’s an engineer’s perspective on why a forefoot strike is better than a heel strike.
Making improvements to your heel strike running form does not make running with a heel strike any safer.
A study by Mueller et al. concluded that extra cushioned running shoes are detrimental to a young runner still developing a running style.
I love how Bekele and Dibaba run. I especially love their high back kick. Here is the main reason why they display this feature when running..
It’s important that you run properly in terms of technique. The best running tips for beginners is to focus on what your legs and feet are doing only.
Here I address how the lower leg muscles have the capacity to save more energy in forefoot running as compared with heel strike running.
Although a subtle forward lean is required in forefoot running, over-leaning increases elongation loads on the hamstrings, causing strain injury.