The Importance of a Full Body Gait Analysis to Achieve Your Running Goals; Interview with Matt Phillips
Our guest today is one of our writers; you may have seen him on our blog. He has written quite a few of our popular articles: Matt Phillips
Matt is a sports therapist with over 20 years of experience. He is a running performance coach who specializes in pain and movement management. He writes for Running Fitness Magazine in addition to Runners Connect, and is the head of the Hove 57 Run Club.
Matt is also a presenter at conferences at the Brighton and London Marathon. I hope you do not mind the British accents as you are going to be hearing quite a lot of them today!
Matt is known for his Runner’s MOT (Inspection for listeners in the US); a 90 minute full body gait analysis to look at what you can do to work on your individual differences.
In Today’s show we are going to look at
- The Importance of a full body gait analysis, especially when compared to the prescription given from most running stores that just looks at the arch of your foot.
- How to find reliable running form analysis locations where there will be someone who really knows what they are talking about, and what to watch out for.
- If Haile Gebrselassie walked into a running store, he would likely be put in motion control shoes, but he wears neutral shoes; things are not always as they seem.
- How heel striking does not lead to a greater risk of injury; In one study, over 90% of elite and sub-elite marathoners were found to be heel strikers!
- Matts thoughts on a sub 2:00 marathon, and what puts Kenyan and Ethopian athletes ahead of the rest of the world.
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Links and Resources mentioned in this Interview:
Pete Larson’s Study in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance; Foot-strike pattern and performance in a marathon.
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