The Mid-Foot Strike

The Mid-Foot Strike, is a newer concept that has gained popularity in recent years, is a surprisingly poorly defined area running due to the lack of a standard definition of the midfoot and the style love of running that goes with. It celeste star there to try to fully understand this idea, currently there are four prominent definitions at the mid for in running the first is the 33, 33, 33, divide.

This definition was used in running research eighties and nineties that artificially split the foot into thirds, the division is completely arbitrary since there was no anatomical foundation for where the division occurred. The second definition is a European division known as the middle foot. Here the myth that is defined by splitting the metatarsals from the brandy that the ball of the foot, this would identify the forefoot as the total region only and the minute but going from the ball the foot to the edge at the heel.

This large area has an undefined purpose, it splits the ball of the foot, the most-used area of our foot in half. The third definition is the most popular it defines the midfoot in companion landing cell a strike me ground with the forefoot and heel simultaneously. Here’s a reality precisely landing on two distinct points are foot is nearly impossible to replicate consistently throughout run, it would also require active landing a technique for that we will cover in the coming weeks.

The fourth definition is the pose meta definition, we define the myth but as arch at the foot this is the National Division at the foot giving the forefoot where we suggest is the optimal learning area a nice large surface for landing. If you foot over any athletic shoes you’ll see the similar division in the form of a large for but area, the four area the foot is where we land the mid region of our foot is our arch in even with flat feet a runner simply can not only in their. The obvious issue is that popular interpretation that the mid but are not based on anatomy but rather word association, the truth is most runners today they consider themselves midfoot strikers actually far under the anatomical definition a planning on the forefoot.

Now understand it simultaneously strike me ground with the forefoot in the heel as the popular definition suggest happened less than five percent of the time during a normal ran, in practice this popular definition admit that running with actually be categorized as leaning somewhere between a fully extended heel strike in the forefoot strike. Whether your remaining summer in that middle ground or you’re truly landing final tediously on the heel in the fourth but this is where your body position will be in relation to your foot when he hits a gram, science is shown that similarly to the heel strike mid foot striking leads to the same eccentric Neela.

The positive thing about the mid-foot strike is that the joint are lot but the body being significantly behind the footpath excess strain on the tendons and ligaments in the knee, time on support is reduced but it’s still longer than a four foot landing pattern. taking a look at the pressure-packed there are two point the initial contact this can be a jarring impact that could put stress on the plantar fascia, once again the pressure circles the heel and then goes for it as the book begins to get polled of the gramm. just like the heel strike you will still pass to the running pose it’s important to note that since she landed a head of your body you’ll most likely arrive at the reading post past the vertical
leading to a loss a potential following time.

So in summary chances are most mid-flight runners are actually four but strikers by definition, but for those that are determined they are running according to the definition I have landed flat on the entire foot, it is not as bad to land in more the mid-foot strike pattern as opposed to heal striking but it’s still far from the desired landing pattern.