Question about foot contact while sprinting... ?

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lamborghinea
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Question about foot contact while sprinting... ?

Post by lamborghinea » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:20 am

I've been thinking about this for a while now and just figured i would ask a few people to see what they think.

i've noticed that, if you walk normally (heels to toes) at a steady pace and while keeping the same pace, raise up onto the balls of your feet (like when sprinting) and keep walking, you cover ground consiberably slower than you did when walking on heels and toes.

The reason for this might be obvious. Because there is more surface area of the foot hitting the ground , therefore more power can be exhurted etc..

well, if this is the case. WHY are we taugh to sprint on the balls of our feet and not the entire foot? ? ?

if anyone can help with this that would be great.


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