Tag: gait analysis

2022 Running Shoe Update

I frequently find myself talking about running shoes. Each spring or summer I do a review, guide, or update on the topic. If you’d like to look at some of the prior resources, which include several articles, videos, and podcast episodes…just type “running shoes” into the search bar on the website.  For this year, I had some inspirations and observations…

Float and Wait Versus Snap and Strike

It seems like I’m always in some kind of biomechanics rabbit hole. It’s been that way forever. One of my favorite areas of study in human performance is gait mechanics. Today’s discussion focuses on a particular aspect of running gait, and it applies to locomotion in jogging, running, and sprinting. I’ve spent nearly 40 years reading research articles, and being…

Ep233 – The Amazing Lunge Pattern!

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Ep233 - The Amazing Lunge Pattern!

The Amazing Lunge Pattern is indeed that. It’s a functional movement that serves well in both testing and training applications. In today’s episode, PK & I discuss some great points about the lunge, or split squat pattern. How it is representative of the gait pattern and can be used to isolate the early stance versus late stance stages. Clinical examples…

Athletic Foot Function

Understanding Gait Mechanics (the foot)

Understanding gait mechanics in the foot is a video I recently produced. This is a topic I’ve studied for nearly 40 years and it is very popular in my collegial consultations and my client coaching sessions.  Getting a better grasp of how the foot works, or is designed to operate, can help anyone to more effectively appreciate movement, training, injury…

Ep197 – Running Performance…Optimal Stride Length

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Ep197 - Running Performance...Optimal Stride Length

Optimal stride length is a key in running performance. Many runners and athletes wonder “How long should my stride be?” That’s the question we address in today’s episode. We look specifically at understriding and overstriding and how to correct these issues. Enjoy! This podcast was brought to you by The Lifetime Athlete Coaching and Training Services. Our focus is helping…

Running Performance…Video Gait Analysis Part 3 (Interventions)

Welcome to the 3rd and final part of our “series within a series.” I’m of course referring to our focus on the components of video gait analysis within our summer Running Performance Series. In Part 1 we reviewed how to take good footage so that you can capture a reasonable representation of your running mechanics. In Part 2 we touched…

Running Performance – Video Gait Analysis Part 1 (Footage)

Next up in our running performance series is Video Gait Analysis, and this is Part 1 of 3. We’re going to talk about how to record running video so that you have good data for evaluation. And potentially, using your findings to fine-tune your running mechanics can help you to simultaneously improve performance and reduce injury risk. This information is…