The Run Style Spectrum

A unified concept of running technique every clinician, scientist, coach and runner should know about!

During running, every step will create a specific mechanical load. Therefore, running technique is inextricably tied to injuries and efficiency. Runners, coaches, clinicians, and scientists aim at minimising injury risk while optimising performance with measurements and analysis. 

Unfortunately, false claims and misleading interpretations are commonly made. Why? Because biomechanical parameters are often analysed, presented and interpreted in isolation. 

Running styles cannot be understood by a single parameter. You should consider biomechanical interdependencies. Based on current literature, we synthesised a unified concept for analysing the running technique: The Run Style Spectrum.


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