This forward tilting posture not only reduces the joint load, but also reduces the exercise intensity and prolongs the exercise time. It was invented in 1977 by Russian sports scientist Nicolas Romanov, but it was not widely used until the critics suspected it would strain Achilles’ tendon.
It was not until five years ago that the British Triathlon began to use this form of running, which was less intense but more effective. In addition, a Mexican triathlete who practiced “forward” for two years won the second place in her age group in the 2002 World Triathlon, and more and more experts and coaches were recognized. More and more people are beginning to adopt this scientific running posture. In Europe, there are specialized clubs and courses dedicated to teaching and promoting this running posture.
In the “forward posture”, the runner’s body leans forward rather than stretching his foot forward, and he lifts them off the ground and falls directly on his vertical center of gravity. Come on, not the ham drives the body forward, but the body drives the ham forward. Exercisers feel like driving a powerful car, not only do not feel tired, but also constantly feel the power. In addition, studies have shown that “forward tilting” can reduce knee load by 50% and reduce the risk of sports injuries. Through the image below, you can visually see the difference between the “forward posture” and the normal running posture.
Typically, during running, the legs move forward and upward while pushing the body. Swing your legs forward and place your feet in front of the center of gravity.
The body has a lot of power when running in the “forward tilt” position. The foot is lifted from the ground by the muscles at the back of the thigh. Since the body has no momentum, the center of gravity of the body (usually focused on the buttocks) remains at a height. In this case, the speed can reach 180 times per minute.