If we were to consciously try and alter our gait by trying to force internal rotation on a leg that cannot internally rotate, we could be making the problem worse rather than better. This explains why any attempt to modify a runner’s self-selected stride length or gait pattern will result in a metabolically less efficient gait (Anderson, 1996, Cavanagh, 1982, Hunter et. al, 2008).
If you’re experiencing tight hamstrings, it would make sense to stretch them out, right? Well, maybe not. It could actually just be compounding the real issue. This image will tell you much of what you should know. When the pelvis is forward, the quads & hip flexors get tight and the hamstrings & abs become … Read more