variable foot strike

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27/09/2012 at 17:55

Ok this may seem a little weird but a mate of mine has told me the latest way to run is to do a mixture of foot strikes! He says that you land heel first on your strongest leg and then push off with the weaker leg with your midfoot...?!

What you guys think to this? I have no intention of chaning my gait but I just thought it was intriguing....

27/09/2012 at 18:04

If you heel strike then you should roll your foot and push off mid or forefoot anyway, that's nothing new. Granted a lot of people don't - some midfoot strikers land and push off mid foot however if you watch videos for forefoot striking then you land forefoot, bring the heel down roll the foot and push off forefoot.


27/09/2012 at 19:39

no i mean one leg heel strikes the other leg midfoot strikes!

28/09/2012 at 11:43

isn't that called limping?

28/09/2012 at 11:54

Max's mum has it spot on!

This sounds like a recipe for injury to me.

28/09/2012 at 12:13


28/09/2012 at 12:32

Can I interest you in some magic beans?

28/09/2012 at 19:23
Max's Mum wrote (see)

isn't that called limping?


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