There are still a lot of misconceptions about running and how to best train runners to minimize injuries and enhance performance.
Let’s simplify running a little more.
Running is a series of little jumps. The rear leg has to propel the body forward. The stride leg has to absorb force.
To minimize your chance of running related injuries and enhance your running performance, you need to understand both of these concepts.
The key to both of these is strength training. We can build tissue capacity to handle these forces much more efficiently, especially if we build a specific strength training program for runners with these two concepts in mind.
I discuss this and so much more in my latest article featuring an excellent interview I did with running guru Chris Johnson.