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Running form of elite female runners—Analyzed!

I’m posting about a great video I found on YouTube, which analyzes the most important gait components of elite female marathoners. The author of the video analyzes the things that make or break someone’s stride, race, or body.

Here’s the link.

Watch it; it’s well worth your while!

Key points:

  • Runners need muscle resilience in order to maintain tension in the tendons.
  • The lower the amount of force produced by muscle contraction, and the more it is produced by passive tendon release, the more powerful the runner will be.
  • Certain types of gait (gliders vs. gazelles) will aid in efficiency, and boost speed.