OT Running Crew - I has a query from this BBC article. "The heel does not touch..."

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  1. Fishbait

    Fishbait New Member

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    so i'm trying to correct my running technique, if needed, as i've been developing shin splints lately.

    was reading this article on BBC entitled "Are you running properly?"

    in the middle of the article when describing the running technique it states:

    does everyone run like this? with the hell not touching the ground... i tried it tonight and it was hella hard! made my poor calves hurt like a sum-bitch too.

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    that doesn't sound right...

    that's how i sprint, but running's a different story
     
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    it depends on the run, but no they are wrong. For long distance you wanna rest on the heal toe. For short sprints you wanna be toes up. Thats a shitty explanation, but if you'd like more from me get more specific as to what kind of running your into.
     
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    Sprinting or long-distance running?

    Totally different techniques.

    Also, have you got a good pair of proper running shoes? Might help with the shin splints.
     
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    I used to be a heel striker, but when I bought my nike frees they said midstrike and looking around online midfoot strike seems to be the best since the arch absorbs the strike.
     
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    You can try looking up the POSE method of running, which is gaining some momentum in the running community. A friend of mine went to a POSE clinic a few weeks back and was saying that a lot of people experienced a lot less pain and fatigue using the POSE method.
     
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    ha.. i've heard of this... some members in my crossfit gym are doing that right now.
     
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    Yeah, it's weird looking

    He went to the Running/Endurance Certification at CrossFit Newport Beach in January.
     
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    sprinting i never use the heel, running yes
     
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    MtotheIKEo Air Suspension is ok

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    I need to get new shoes. I have been getting the worst fucking shin splints.
     
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