55. Running without shoes will help you identify your natural gate – Due to overbuilt shoes, many have lost their natural way of running resulting in heel striking. Heel striking puts undue stress on the hips, legs, and knees. PS, Do this on grass or turf, like a football practice or playing surface.
56. Bobbing up and down when you run is slowing you down, learn to run smooth – This bobbing up and down is called vertical oscillation. The higher the number the more you bob, the lower the number the smother you run. This can be measured by many heart rate devices like Garmin, Wohoo.
57. Lower heel shoes will aid in running with a more natural gate – These shoes are called “z-drop”. If your used to a high heel running shoe it may take some time to get used to, so start slow and work up your volume.
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