27 Feb '16, 10am

A Really good article here, The Religion of Running Technique

This is interesting from the standpoint that I, a 40 year old, 260LB guy decided I needed to try running. Before I even wore the screenprint from the insoles of my new Asics, I read "Born To Run" and decided a midfoot strike was the way to go (in thick soles). After a few months of uncontrollable bobbing up and down with a perfect midfoot strike, I was in the MRI machine and 8 weeks of physical therapy for both ITB and a fancy new groove in my knee cap that I carved out for myself. I quickly learned that aside from severe stiffness caused by years of desk work and inactivity, I also suffered from muscle imbalances (very quad dominant). After actually doing what my physical therapist recommended religously, I was shocked to discover that my technique changed quite literally on its own. I went from feeling everything in my quads to more butt and hamstrings and my speed incre...

Full article: http://www.irunfar.com/2011/03/the-religion-of-running-te...

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