We’re going on strike against heel strikes.#sharethemovement

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Heel striking is common for runners, especially runners who wear a heel-lifted running shoe. Striking with the heel can lead to knee pain, hip issues, and even low back issues. If we MINIMIZE the sole of the shoe, we MINIMIZE the susceptibility to heel strike because you will get constant feedback through the sensitivity of the foot.    
 
When a person strikes with the heel, it sends a shocking pain from the heel up through the knee then hip joint with every step; however, if you strike mid-foot, it is comfortable and less stressful. Adding jump rope to your warm up can also help train good running patterns because you stay up on the front half of the foot mimicking the gait we want when we run. 
 
Another options, is switching to a minimalist shoe. Merrell, Inov8 and Vibram are three of the most popular brand of minimalist shoe.
 

Result Cult Movement Project Episode 126: Jump rope and bare soles saves runners We’re going on strike against heel strikes. #sharethemovement

Posted by Result Cult on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

 

 Michelle Richards

  • MS Kinesiology from University of South Florida
  • BS Exercise Science from University of Tampa
  • StrongFirst SFG
  • ACE Personal Trainer
  • Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist
  • FMS Assessment Specialist
  • NASM Corrective Specialist

Michelle Richards is the Co-Founder of the Result Cult, Personal Trainer at Harbour Island Athletic Club, a Crossfit Mobility Coach at Crossfit Tampa Bay, and creator of her blog: “The Movement Project.” Michelle has dedicated her life to the study of human movement. She provides professional help to those recovering from injuries and physical limitations. Her movement based philosophy also results in enhanced athletic performance and healthy sustainable weight loss goals. In her free time Michelle enjoys playing with her dog Brooke, competing in Crossfit, playing slow pitch softball and paddleboarding.