Research found that there’s no way a heel strike runner can run with less impact, even if they implement low-impact mechanics, like a higher cadence as compared with forefoot running.
Heel strike running may prevent the calves from being used more effectively as shock absorbers which may not only increase calf loading, but may amplify impact to other areas of the leg as compared with forefoot running.
Many forefoot running beginners complain of a strain calf muscle, which is normal because forefoot running relies mostly on the calf musculature for…
why many new forefoot runners get back of the calf pain really bad.
Find out how a forefoot strike landing has an extra source of impact absorption than heel strike running, allowing for low impact running.