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9/6/13 1:07 A

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The video does not advocate changing the stride per se. It posits that the stride limitations identified are the result of tight hips, tight shoulders, and a tight back and that this tightness comes from micro-tears / scar tissue / trigger points in these places that restrict movement. The runner they show that improved his stride did so by addressing the scar tissue that restricted movement. Once these restrictions were removed, the stride angle increased naturally. In other words, the runner did not change his stride, he just enabled his body to move more efficiently in his own natural stride pattern.

About Jeff's comments about shortening the stride -- he is addressing the very common problem of overstriding. In fact, the runner in this video was over striding, even though he had a short stride angle. Increasing turnover helps prevent (or minimize) overstriding.

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9/5/13 9:49 P

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I had a gait analysis done a few weeks ago. The technician said I was running with too short of a stride. He wanted me to kick my heels back behind me more, then try to land on my heels and roll off of my toes. I mentioned that I thought this was odd since everyone else seems to be saying you should land mid foot, not on your heel. He made no response.
There is another gait analysis being offered by a local running store. I think I'll go and see what their comments are.


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It is my understanding that Jeff encourages both a faster turnover rate and not landing on your heal. The video does not change those recommendations - in fact encourages them.

I have never been in any of Jeff's clinics and so cannot add much more than that.

Changing one's stride just for the sake of changing it does not seem very wise. It would be helpful to have someone knowledgeable other than the runner analyze one's stride and make suggestions.





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9/5/13 11:58 A

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wow totally awesome video! I wonder if Chris commented on it or has seen it?

I would love to see pic's of me running now to see what I am doing. Thanks






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9/5/13 11:45 A

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It was a good video, but now it left me with some questions. I thought on the Galloway program shortening your stride and increasing your turnover rate is what was supposed to make you a faster runner. this video seems to be saying the opposite. Or did I misunderstand one of them? Now I am confused about running style emoticon

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I found this video fascinating and wonder how a stride analysis on me would change my level of performance.

www.somaxsports.com/video.php?analys
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