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Postby lasky1994 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:58 am

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The problem is that much of the impetus for this idea – aside from Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run book, about the literally barefoot Tarahumara Native Nike Air Max 95 Femme Americans in Mexico – comes from the observation that elite athletes don’t heel strike, that is, Nike Air Max 90 Womens landing on the heel first, but instead run on the forefoot. There are several problems here. First, sometimes they do heel strike and, second, when they don’t, it’s largely a result of the simple mechanics of running that fast. Try sprinting and heel striking at the same time: it just isn’t physically possible. However, if you run at a less godlike pace – as 99.9% of us do – it may actually be more efficient to heel strike: researchers at the University of Massachusetts demonstrated in a computer-simulated study that at a 7:36-minute-a-mile pace, heel striking was approximately 6% more efficient than mid or forefoot striking. Other research suggests that the “threshold” where the economy levels out between mid and heel strikers is 6:25 mile Asics Gel Quantum 360 Mujer pace.
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