Some things I noticed:
- I have very little heel to butt movement! My heel doesn’t come up past my knee.
I thought by not lifting my legs off the ground much that I would minimize impact on my joints. But according to various videos on the web, heel to butt movement is a GOOD thing.
Note. Proper heel to butt movement is on the right (after instruction).
What I also noticed:
- My toes don’t point upwards as much with barefeet vs. with sneakers on, supporting the Nike Free theory.
- I also bounce too much
Also apparently landing on the balls of your feet at your centre of gravity is much better than landing on the heels of your feet.
I appreciate your comments and thoughts below! Wow it is such an eye opener to see this on video of myself running. I hope that I can learn about proper form and hopefully minimize the wear and tear on my body!