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    • #70571
      AvatarJames Beatty
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        Hey Guys,

        I was wondering if someone could check out my running form. I have some knee pain I’m trying to kick before I leave for basic training, and want to make sure my form isn’t compounding any issues! I wear Brooks Pureflows (~4mm) and aim for a midfoot strike.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWnl_3Jniv4

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7GhMgKEmx4

        Much appreciated.

      • #73119
        AvatarAnonymous

          At the beginning you look to be a little broken at the hip.
          One aspect you want to start looking at is cadence.
          You need a minimum cadence of 90 for ground reaction force.
          It doesn’t look like your heel is kissing the ground. This is an important aspect so your calf is not contracted the whole time you are running. At shorter distances your body can probably buffer it so you may not be aware of the situation.
          Here a video of Nate Helming, SFCF& Helming Athletics
          http://www.helmingathletics.com/2013/11/03/do-we-really-fall-when-we-run-2/
          If you need drills or anything let me know.

        • #73124
          AvatarJames Beatty
          Participant

            Thanks Kaitlin. I’ll try and up my cadence and striking. I’ve seen a few drills on crossfitendurance with Brian Mackenzie, but if you know a group of drills posted somewhere else I wouldn’t mind the extra help!

            Also, here is a front view; any abnormalities between left and right leg?

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GeoZKskOYA

          • #73128
            AvatarAnonymous

              Brian’s drills are a good start.
              Here is a video that explains cadence and its application
              http://www.helmingathletics.com/2013/07/15/beat-fatigue-with-cadence-and-improve-your-run-transitions/
              Another aspect to concentrate on is pulling your heel to your butt.
              Think of your heel being on a track and pulling your heel to your butt.
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rmaJV91Ayg
              For
              the metronome your can order one online or there are several apps if
              you are comfortable running with your phone. Hearing the tempo will help
              pull it all together.

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