Hey wassup guys, Devin Trent here founder of FeelGoodFitness and today’s topic is Running Form. In this tutorial im going to show you why I suggest a midfoot strike when running opposed to heelstriking and a simple that you can do to ensure a proper midfoot strike when running. So, stay tuned! Running is just a faster form of walking right We’ll not necessarily. One important thing to remember is that running is very similar to a jump or more simply put just having both feet in the air at the same time.
But when walking, that’s not the case. One foot is in the air while the other foot is on the ground. Notice how you naturally walk with your heels touching the ground first and also notice how you naturally jump with the middle of your feet touching the ground first. And this is why I recommend a midfoot landing when running Because both feet are in the air at the same time you want to land on the middle of your feet instead of landing on your heels. Landing on your heels when running, is like landing on your heels when jumping.
Go ahead, try it! Try jumping in place, and instead of landing on the middle of your feet as you would naturally do Try landing on your heels. Im sure you felt an uncomfortable shock run through your body. I know I did! And that’s what happens when running with a heelstrike. When you land on your heels like this, it causes a shock that runs from your shin, up through your knees, and up to your hips. Which over time will cause pain and discomfort Believe me I know from experience. I used to have a pretty bad heelstrike!.
Running Form for beginners Heel Strike versus Midfoot
And that’s why i recommend a midfoot landing when running. It allows you to run with your feet under your center of gravity Prevent injury and just have a better overall running experience in general Now for the drill! A simple drill you can do is midfoot hops! This will allow you to get use to landing midfoot by creating neuromuscular pathways. You simple hop in place on the balls of your feet! Then you start to hop one foot at a time! Then gradually move forward and go into a run!.
One last thing, be careful not to land on your tippy toes. Its ok for your heels to briefly touch the ground after landing on the middle of your foot. So their you have it! My comparison of why a recommend a midfoot strike over heelstriking and a simple drill you can do to ensure a proper midfoot strike when running. If your interested in more free drills to help increase your running performance, download my free training series by click this link.RIGHT HERE! If you like this tutorial give it a THUMBS UP!.
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