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Footstrike 101: How Should Your Foot Hit The Ground?

The one thing that still seems to be a stickling point is footstrike—how and where your foot hits the ground. Certainly there is a distinct difference between heel-striking, a midfoot-striking gait and running on your forefoot. Various studies support the pros and cons of each style, but the impacts also vary considerably among individual runners. So what’s best for you? Where your foot contacts the ground is much more important than how it contacts the ground, says Bend, Ore., physical therapist Jay Dicharry, one of the country’s leading running gait analysts and running injury experts.

Various studies support the pros and cons of each style — so which is correct?

Source: Footstrike 101: How Should Your Foot Hit The Ground? – Competitor.com

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