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.
Sore hamstrings from forefoot running uphill is temporary and is mostly about greater hamstring activation to stabilize the trunk in a more forward-lean position
Outlining the main mechanical components of forefoot running that dramatically lowers impact as compared with rearfoot running.
Why kids should learn forefoot running? Alberto Salazar stresses that proper biomechanics should be instilled before incorrect ones develop.
Barefoot running with a forefoot strike triggers naturally occurring acute adaptations that reduce load on the hip.
Want to improve your forefoot running technique? Here are key drills and workouts from the training regiment of Mo Farah.
Control vertical sway of center of mass to perform better when forefoot running.
Learn how forefoot running and heel strike running differ in impact force variables.