5 Most Common Misunderstandings in Running

Posted by JUDITH VIADO on

Runners, and sometimes trainers, see other runners and misconstrue components of their running as vital when in fact they are consequential and highlighting them in your training will only constrain your progress. Here are 5 most common misconceptions in running. Please take note of these modules and let them be.


  1. Stride Length

Growing or minimizing stride length is non-natural and will be a fruitless effort. The length of your stride is an outcome of your angle of dipping when you run. When you adjust the angle, your stride length changes in reaction to that. So let it be and emphasis on enhancing your fall angle.


  1. Active Push Off

When runner’s losing leg goes through the last stage of the running cycle it might look like it has a straightforward knee and its foot position might look like it just accomplished a push off. The truth is that full extension of any body part such as hip, knee, ankle – is the slowest moment in movement. Try moving forward by fully spreading your leg and pushing off and then try moving frontward by eliminating your foot off support by dragging it up.



  1. Knee Drive

When we see the knee come upside, we see the final point in route of the knee that happening elsewhere and way ago. To emphasis on bringing up the knees up and hope to run wild is like bringing up the cup of tea to your mouth and hope it will taste good – the tea was already prepared and poured into a cup. The only way you will like this cup of tea is if you had done due care when making it.


  1. Active Landing

Similarly, to lively push off, active landing has a few things knotted into it. Active landing is strictly linked to misunderstanding of Ground Reaction Force. That is not how this works. What maximum individuals never stop to think about is this – landing is as visceral as it gets. It will occur no matter what. You cannot make it occur faster than gravity will permit it. You can try to make it slower. It also opens the door to wounds like shin splints and runner’s knee.


  1. Arm Pumping

An often suggested move to energetically pump arms when running and specially sprinting is actually harmful to increase in speed. When arms are moved in such style, two things come about – needless disbursement of energy and meddling with smooth drive forward. Arms are for poise and their movement can be indeed enhanced.


Learn to run perfect and fast, but not aggressive.

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