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# Swift The Performance Specialists - Footstrike presentation

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### Swift The Performance Specialists - Footstrike presentation

1. 1. Running Tips<br />
2. 2. A brief look at:<br />The Footstrike<br />
3. 3. Which one are youand why does it matter?<br />
4. 4. …..…..Well.....to understand it….<br />...…lets look at......<br />
5. 5. …..Newton's 3rd law<br />
6. 6. For every action,<br />there is a reaction equal in amount but opposite in direction.<br />
7. 7.
8. 8. Its all about theGround Reaction Forces<br />When you run you apply force to the ground<br />The ground absorbs some of this force and re-directs the rest up through the body.<br />
9. 9. In the heel strike the force is rebounded up through the leg acting as a brake.<br />Direction of running<br />Direction of force<br />
10. 10. Midfoot Strike<br />Direction of force<br />Direction of running<br />
11. 11. Forefoot Strike<br />More apparent at higher speeds<br />Direction of force<br />Direction of running<br />
12. 12. Mid foot Strike<br />Heel Strike<br />Direction of force – assists running<br />Direction of force –Acts as a brake<br />
13. 13. Running Speed affects Foot Strike<br />Jogging =Midfootto heel strike, <br />Running Fast= Midfootto forefoot,<br />
14. 14. To sum it up…<br /><ul><li>In heel striking, the collision of the heel with the ground generates a large force. This force sends a shock wave up through the body via the skeletal system</li></ul>In forefoot striking, the collision of the forefoot with the ground generates a very minimal impact with a lesser force.<br />Midfoot strikes represent a continuum between heel strikes and forefoot strikes. Depending on where the center of pressure is at impact and how stiff the ankle and knee are during impact, one can land softly in a midfoot strike.<br />Some midfoot strikes can generate impacts like those of heel strikes. However, these forces are distributed over larger surfaces areas, reducing the stress on the foot<br />
15. 15. Want to know more?<br />Contact the Swift team for running drills and related exercises<br />Look out for upcoming swift performance courses on our facebook page<br />Check out our YouTube channel for current and upcoming videos<br />
16. 16. Presentation brought to you by:<br />swiftperformance@hotmail.com<br />www.facebook.com/swifttheperformancespecialists<br />