Running Biomechanics: The Basics
Matt’s concise yet easy to understand guide to the various phases of running gait provides a great resource for runners to use to improve their understanding of the complex puzzle that is running form!
The one specific paragraph I’d like to focus on is the quote from Steve Magness about the motion of the swing leg. His original quote found here, mentions the supposed importance of not consciously moving the swing leg through from terminal stance to recovery phase – relying instead entirely on the elastic recoil of the stretch reflex mechanism.
I enjoy Steve’s work, but personally I don’t buy this… I explain myself further in this comment on Matt’s article.
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