Make Great Strides

  • By The Gait Guys
  • Published Jan 13, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:37 PM UTC

The more efficient the stride, the faster the athlete. What’s holding your stride back?

Your stride length is the distance covered from the time your foot hits the ground to the time it hits again on the same side, encompassing one complete gait cycle. Some variables can complicate the stride, such as terrain, power output, stride frequency, footwear and type of workout, and everyone’s individual anatomy affects stride length. To find out if one of these issues is holding your stride back, find a physical therapist or chiropractor who specializes in running injuries and gait biomechanics.

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