One of the consequences of heel strike running is the repeated exposure to high impact and joint loading at touchdown which can weigh heavily on the foot and lower leg by causing compartment pressure within the foot-ankle complex to rise to pain-inducing levels as compared with forefoot running. 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.
Latest posts by Bretta Riches (see all)
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