31 Jan '16, 9am

Why we land in front of our center of gravity

Why we land in front of our center of gravity

I must say that there is a vast discrepancy between how one perceives and how thing really is. As much as I would like to believe that I am a mid-foot lander( clearly, I feel the mid-foot touches the ground first instead of the heel, I wonder the build up of the shoe in the heel has anything to do with it), high speed video clearly shows that I touch down with the heel first, also with shin fully swinging forward, then bringing it down and back(pawback) before the touch down. I have tried some cues that you suggested, like bring down the foot right behind the knee, or not swinging the shin all the way out. Problem is, I do "feel" that the stride is shorter (if I consciously limit the shin forward swing, not sure whether the stride really is shorter as I didn't measure it) and I am really afraid of stumbling especially running on the treadmill at high speed( trying to bring...

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