Is Heel Striking Actually Bad Running Form?

So we all hear that heel striking is bad for runners, because it promotes injuries. The way that your feet fall put the rest of your body at risk, and it’s the most common form of runners who experience injury frequently. But is it actually bad to fall on your heels first as you run?

While form wise, it tends to be better to fall on the front of your foot, the heel isn’t as bad if that’s your more natural running form. Your body knows how to move, and everybody’s body is different.

So if the most natural form for you, is to fall on your heel first, that could be the healthiest way to run. Trying to alter your form could actually result in more injury trouble than just landing on your heels first.

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