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Changing running style?! (Read 1203 times)

    I bought a metronome to hit 172 beats per minute.  Insanely fast compared to my normal cadence.  Screw that.

     

    I'm exactly the opposite. I run closer to 200 per minute, and my PT suggested that I try to slow my cadence to hit 180. I think the idea of a "magic" cadence number is a load of crap, and I'm not about to start tinkering with my stride just to get it.

     

    The only useful thing I've picked up from books or whatever that discuss the "right" kind of stride is that muscle imbalances between the quads and the hamstring/glutes can cause a lot of trouble. That makes a lot of sense, and I think it's useful to do strength training to address that.

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