Why Forefoot Striking is Better for Running Uphill than Heel Striking

Forefoot Striking is Better for Running Uphill vs Heel Strike Running

23/05/2024 Bretta Riches 0

The safest, most efficient way to run uphill is to land with a forefoot strike because it was found to do a better job at improving the position of both initial foot strike position and your upper body posture in ways that greatly reduces the opposing forces linked to most common running-related injuries as compared with heel striking.

Thick Cushioned Running Shoes Causes Injury by Increases Damaging Loading Rates

Thick Cushioned Running Shoes Cause Injuries by Increasing Damaging Loading Rates, Regardless of Foot Strike

13/05/2024 Bretta Riches 0

More research confirms that thick cushioned running shoes are not a quick fix for injury because they consistently fail to absorb impact and reduce other physical stressors, regardless of foot strike type. So, if you land with a forefoot strike, which is the safest, lightest foot strike pattern in running, you will still generate greater-than-normal impacts in thickly cushioned running shoes as compared with thinner, more barefoot-inspired footwear.

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How to Train Yourself to Not Heel Strike When Running

24/04/2024 Bretta Riches 3

The best starting place to avoid heel striking when running is to avoid lifting the front of your foot back upon and at landing, rather learn to relax the front of your foot and let it fall to the ground so that you can actually land directly on the balls of your foot.

Do Barefoot Shoes Improve Running Form? YES!

Forefoot Running and Achilles Pain

19/04/2024 Bretta Riches 0

One of the few ways Achilles tendon pain may arise in forefoot running is you may be landing too high up on your toes without letting your heel drop down to the ground. This directly causes Achilles injury by placing more jarring force, loading and mechanical strain on the Achiilles, and calves. To avoid this injury, you must engage a proper forefoot strike which is a much flatter foot placement, where initial ground-contact is made on the balls of the foot, then the heel drops down to the ground, which does a better job at safeguarding the Achilles as compared with toe striking and heel striking.

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