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Runners have been told that heel striking is bad.  Or at least, it’s not nearly as good as a runner who hits the ground on the midfoot.

But what if that advice is completely wrong?  What if heel striking is actually superior and can help you run faster?

On today’s episode, I’ll be talking to Dr Matt Minard about why he thinks most runners will actually run faster when they heel strike.  You’ll learn:

  • why the way we walk has a lot to teach us about how we run,
  • about the part of your running form that’s way more important than where you land, and
  • how a simple trick, using something you probably have lying around the house, can give you the feedback you need to learn how to improve your running today.

Matt is a doctor of physical therapy and runs the company,  Human Movement Optimization, which encompasses his Learn 2 Run brand and continuing education courses.  With a passion for human movement and fitness, he is driven to help others learn how to move their bodies strategically and efficiently to reduce the risk of injury and increase longevity.

I think you’ll find his passion for helping runners like you is clear in this conversation. 

And of course, you’ll also want to be sure to stay tuned all the way to the end of the episode where I’ll share another Mental Strength Minute to fortify your mind in 60 seconds or less.


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