3. Bent Knee Landing

3. Bent Knee Landing

A proper, low-impact foot strike is the result of proud posture, compact arms, and quick steps. Thinking about your foot strike can cause lower leg fatigue, cramps, or other problems, and should be avoided. Each runner has their own unique foot strike, molded by genetics, running surface, and speed of running.

Most runners should land close to midfoot with their foot parallel to the ground. A slight heel landing or slight forefoot strike is acceptable as long as the foot hits the ground underneath your body. Over-striding, excessive heel striking and running on your toes should be avoided as they cause excessive stress and impact.

– Quick tip: Say to yourself “run a little quieter” or “bend the knees a little
– Avoid overstriding & excessive heel striking
– Keep the knees bent & feet relaxed


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