Step More, Not Far – The Dangers of Overstriding

When the goal is running faster and farther (as it is for many of us), we tend to fall into a nasty habit of controlling speed by increasing our stride length rather than increasing our step count. It is one of the most commonly seen form faux-pas for runners, and it’s also one of the most common causes of injury. Yikes! So what defines overstriding?

How I Use Cadence As A Tool For Recovery (And Why You Should, Too!)

Guest Post by Lindsey Scherf, Lumo Run sponsored athlete and member of our product team. 

Let me start my intro with a brief mention of what cadence is and some of the terminology that is used when talking about it. Cadence is the number of steps you take per minute while running.  The term step is sometimes confused with or used interchangeably with the term stride.  A stride is considered 2 steps or the number of times the same foot (counting just the right foot) strikes the ground—so 90 strides per minute = 180 steps per minute.  

6 Must-Do Exercises to Improve Pelvic Stability

In one of our previous blog posts, we talked about the importance of pelvic stability in running form to help you improve performance and reduce the risk of injury. As a refresher, here is a quick recap on the pelvis and it’s importance in our running:

Pelvic movement happens on three different planes: sagittal, coronal and transverse, which correspond to tilt, drop and rotation respectively.

Dr. Jonathan Folland on Running Biomechanics

As part of the development of Lumo Run, we have partnered with the biomechanics experts over at Loughborough University in the UK to identify important biomechanical measures in running for optimized form for performance and reducing the risk of injury. Dr. Jonathan Folland is one of the lead researchers at Loughborough University with years of experience and expertise in sports science and exercise physiology. In this video, we asked him a few questions on why biomechanics is so important in running.

Hollywood Running Form

Nothing in Hollywood is ever as it seems. Good lighting and award-winning writers can turn an everyday Joe into a superhero or a villain. But the one big mistake any avid runner notices when they’re intently watching the latest blockbuster on the big screen? How terrible that superhero’s running form is.

We’ve picked out some of the most iconic runs in Hollywood — good and bad — and brought in our running expert Rebecca Shultz to take a closer look at how each character fares.

Is Your Posture Affecting Your Running?

When considering your running form — whether to improve your time, mileage or preventing injuries — an important element that is forgotten all too often is your posture. Admittedly, as runners we already have a million and one things to consider every time we hit the road (or trail) — where are my feet landing? Am I overstriding? How many more miles? What’s my pace? The list goes on. It can be a challenge to add in yet another form faux-pas to avoid, especially when we’re running long distances and battling fatigue.

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