Run Forefoot

107 Flips | 6 Magazines | 9 Followers | @brettariches | Bretta Riches, MSc Neurobiology, MSc Biomech candidate founder of Run Forefoot, a popular educational site advocating the health benefits of forefoot running. I was inspired by the great Tirunesh Dibaba, the most decorated runner in the world, who is a forefoot runner. Because of her influence on me, my goal is to enhance awareness on the dangers of heel striking and to advocate that running is NOT injurious if a forefoot strike is adopted.

Heel Strike vs Forefoot Strike - How They Differ Mechanically

The debate of <b>heel strike vs forefoot strike</b> is ongoing in terms of which one is better than the other. To understand why forefoot running is better …

Use Speed Workouts to Avoid Heel Strike

When learning forefoot running, the worst thing you can do is intentionally run at a slower pace in attempt to avoid injury.<p>One of the best …

Why Heel Strikers Switching to Forefoot Running Should Try Running Barefoot At Least Once

<b>Running barefoot</b> was the best thing I could have done during my transition to forefoot running from the dreaded heel strike running style.<p>The leading …

Nike Air Pegasus 31 Bad for Forefoot Running?

The Nike Air Pegasus 31 running shoe is not the best choice for forefoot running. A study by Wiegerinck et al., (2009) reported that runners who ran …

Vivobarefoot One Running Shoes Review

An area you want to focus on as a runner is your foot health. Weak feet are only manifested in traditional running shoes because the feet are …

How Forefoot Running Prevents Tibial Stress Fracture

Unlike heel strike running, forefoot running prevents <b>tibial stress fracture</b> because the position of the lower leg at touchdown creates a less intense …

Why Heel Strikers Are Injury Prone

In my mind, <b>heel strikers</b> must really hate running because they tend to get injured more than forefoot strikers. You can really grow to hate running …

Complications of Flat Feet for Heel Strike Runners

One of the <b>complications of flat feet</b> in heel strike runners is lower back pain because low arches were found to intensify impact loading at heel …

Vivobarefoot Ultra Review for Forefoot Running

Go full-speed ahead in the rain and be fully engaged with the ground in the <b>Vivobarefoot Ultra running shoe</b>! You can be totally immersed in water, …

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Say Bye-Bye to Knee Strain with Forefoot Running

The center of pressure trajectory in the foot in forefoot running is associated with less <b>knee strain</b>.<p>Knee Strain More Common in Heel Strike Runners<p>If …

Benefits of Trail Running

Aside from running barefoot, trail running is one of the best gifts for your biomechanics. I always feel that my leg swing mechanics and foot strike …

Techniques to Run Faster When Forefoot Running

When you run with a forefoot strike, you’ll feel the urge to naturally run faster, which is great because faster is always better! But what are the …

Barefoot is Best: Young Runners Rely on Plantar Tactile Information for Proper Foot Strike

Proper running form is attainable only under barefoot conditions.<p><b>Young runners</b> who run in shoes land differently on their feet than young runners in …

Why Stretching Before Running Should Be Completely Avoided

Why avoid <b>stretching before running</b>? Most recreational runners enjoy stretching before running, meanwhile 80% of recreational runners get injured. …

Ethiopian Runners Are Better Due to Running Barefoot

Ethiopian runners might be better, not because of genetics, rather earlier adaptations to forefoot running on account of running barefoot.<p>Running …

Causes of Sudden Sharp Lower Back Pain While Running

In many cases, a sciatic nerve flare-up is the culprit for causing <b>sudden sharp lower back pain</b> during running. However, another factor that may cause …

Why Top US Distance Runners Don't Win

In most cases, East African elite distance runners consistently outperform US distance runners.<p>With all the technology and research geared towards …

What is a Forefoot Strike?

We all want to run without getting injured. To achieve this, you need to run with less impact on the lower leg. This is what I love so much about …

Head Position in Forefoot Running

Head position in forefoot running should be tilted slightly down and the chin should be <i>slightly</i> tucked in, to allow eye gaze to scan the ground …

Obese Running Tips: Avoid Heel Strike

Obese people may experience less aches, pain, and injuries by avoiding heel strike when running. The good news is obese runners run safer with …

Avoid Shin Splints By Not Heel Striking When Running

The shins are not supposed to be a common site of injury, but they are in runners –runners who heel strike that is. Previous studies have …

Cause of Hip Injuries From Running

<b>Hip injuries from running</b> is one of the injurious consequences of a heel strike running style, mainly because the lower legs require greater …

Mo Farah Heel Striking in Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31?

Recently, Nike featured Mo Farah in an ad (shown below) for the <b>Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31</b>. The first thing I noticed was a subtle change in Farah’s …

Minimalist Shoes for Running: What Footwear Companies Aren't Telling You

Walk into any athletic store and you will find an abundance of minimalist shoes for running, but why all of a sudden?<p>Why all of a sudden are …

What Foot Proprioception Can Do For You

<b>Foot proprioception</b> virtually controls your biomechanics when running. Ever since the researchers at Harvard University suggested that humans most …

Heel Strike Running Less Economical Due to High Body Loads

A heel strike landing represents the greatest force in running, according to Dr. Uffe Jorgensen. Heel strike running generates greater body-shock as …

Why Running Barefoot is Not a Joke

Many ‘serious’ runners chuckle at the ideal of <b>running barefoot</b>. But, the joke is on them since the best runners in the world ran barefoot for at …

Footwear Companies Should Explain How to Run Properly in Their Shoes

It is important to understand how to run properly in a minimalist shoe. Minimalist running shoes are very popular today, but many runners do not know …