I’ve spent a lot of time talking about footstrike and where it occurs on this blog.  If you recall from previous posts, there has been a large debate about where foot strike should occur.  I don’t have to go through all the details again, but the general consesus is that many scientific researchers have favored…

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Why we land in front of our center of gravity stevemagness | August 23, 2010 Pete Larson, once again, had an excellent blog post on foot strike and center of gravity (COG) (click here to read it). The notion that all runners should land underneath their COG (or hips, they’re often used interchangeably) has been…

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Given the response to my last post on How to Run, I figured I needed to explain and expand on some of the concepts covered.  To complement the reading heavy last post, this time around I’ve included a video and several pictures to help demonstrate some of the concepts discussed.  I’ve also tried to address…

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The simple question of how do you run is largely unanswered in the running community. You have a bunch of pseudo-guru styles like Pose or Chi, but the key to running correctly to maximize performance is a topic that is largely left to elite coaches or biomechanics experts. As Pete Larson pointed out in his…

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If you subscribe to my youtube channel, you might have seen this about a week ago.  It’s a video of me sprinting with some frame by frame commentary and analysis.  The point of the video is to show how the arms and legs are intricately linked. Too often, we all try and work on running…

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I thought this was pertinent given the focus on running mechanics and barefoot running.  It’s an article I wrote for Running Times online a couple years back.  It’s a simple and practical look at how to run properly. Running seems to come naturally, so why should we worry about our technique or form? Ask many…

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Shoe’s vs. Vibrams: I put it to the test.  Below you’ll see variations in running form in the same runner, on the same day, at the same pace.  Looking at footstrike in Shoes vs. Vibram’s.  On the left is me in shoes, and on the right is me in Vibrams.  Notice any differences?   Conclusions:  It’s…

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