Since forefoot strike running is associated with greater Achilles tendon force compared to heel strike running, it is assumed that Achilles injuries are common running injuries suffered by forefoot runners.
The Achilles tendon function in forefoot running is to absorb impact and store energy –both of which are impaired in heel strike running.
The evolution of the forefoot running technique – why forefoot running was life-improving for early humans.
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.
Here I address how the lower leg muscles have the capacity to save more energy in forefoot running as compared with heel strike running.
Outlining the main mechanical components of forefoot running that dramatically lowers impact as compared with rearfoot running.
Learn how forefoot running and heel strike running differ in impact force variables.