Biomechanics of Running and Sprinting Discovered!

Written by: Jeronimus

Some people naturally run with correct form. Most of us do not.

When I started running with correct form, it felt less efficient and more exertive then my “bad biomechanics” form of running. However, running with correct form is very much a muscle building exercise. Biomechanically correct sprinting is a body weight resistance exercise like push-ups or pull-ups.

Short distance sprinters have the most muscular and striated bodies. That’s because biomechanically correct running is a fantastic muscle development exercise.

You don’t have to run fast to perform sprinting as a bodyweight exercise. Short distance sprinting is in fact not about speed; it is about correct form and volume. Now is not the time for speed, that comes later.

When I do a sprinting exercise I go at a speed that feels natural to maintaining my form correctly. I’m only paying attention to form, and I really don’t think about my speed at all.

Since I only care about correct form, I don’t fatigue quickly. I’m able to do a full eight minute tabata of sprinting, and I’m working up to two of them. Eight minutes of my tabata workout equals five minutes and twenty seconds of sprinting.

So I do ten minutes and forty seconds of sprinting every week. In a year that’ll be eight hours of sprinting. I’m still on the first hour I just started a month ago, but it is the most incredible exercise I’ve ever done.

Doing eight hours of sprinting a year will develop your muscle memory for sprinting. Muscle memory is the key to speed, endurance, coordination, and efficiency.

This is why volume of exercise over time is important. Volume of exercise will give you muscle memory, and muscle memory will give you performance.

You really want to think about it in terms of how many hours per year. Eight hours of sprinting is a full work day of sprinting. In only a year. If you sprint for eight hours a year you’re going to be an awesome shape.

It is all the more important to teach your children correct biomechanics in running. This will help them to be good athletes in school sports.

In the colleges and universities, football and basketball coaches are literally pimping out white girls to black male athletes. Are we totally helpless to stop this? No! Biomechanically correct sprinting will make it possible for white boys to be much more represented in basketball. We should not have our sons play football, we should abolish football because of the brain damage. Get rid of football, put a lot more white boys in basketball, and the white athletes should exert social pressure on coaches to stop pimping out white girls.

The biomechanics of running can be learned from weckmethod.com and I can teach it personally. It’s fairly simple. When you do your running stride, you double down pulse your hands in unison. Your back arm is doing a fast dip and your forward arm is doing a fast tricep pushdown. Your hands bounce off the bottom and bounce back up. It’s a very staccato movement, your whole body feels a jolt downwards from your hands with each stride.

The weck method company sells cylinders full of sand that you use to hear your double down pulse and get some feedback. But it can be learned with, or without the sand filled cylinders.

You must also do a pronounced side bend on each side and always keep your head over your weighted foot. It’s more movement than you’re used to, it feels exaggerated. It feels like swaggering, and we’ve been taught that we shouldn’t swagger it’s offensive.

Ask yourself why do we not swagger? We should swagger, saunter, and strut through life because that’s what looks and feels good on a man. We don’t side bend on both sides evenly, we favor one side and neglect the other side. When you’re putting your head over your weighted foot you need to be doing a full side bend on that side. Not a deep side bend but a distinct and pronounced side bend.

The difference between a man who swaggers and a working stiff who ambles, is that the swaggering man gives a full side bend to both sides; he’s more balanced, he moves more easily like a caveman or a gorilla.

Your gait is a very important nonverbal communication. Believe me, you want to walk like a caveman, you want to walk like a gorilla, not like a working stiff! If someone doesn’t like it, if someone is offended it doesn’t matter let them be offended.

Swaggering is correct biomechanical running form at a walking pace. So you need to swagger when you walk, so that you can better run, and sprint with correct form.

Correct biomechanical running form will make you a faster runner, and a more masculine walker. I wish I had known about this thirty years ago.

We need to get rid of the working stiff gait and locomote ourselves like cavemen! Cavemen could run fast! They would be the gold medal Olympic track stars of today.

5 thoughts on “Biomechanics of Running and Sprinting Discovered!

  • April 18, 2020 at 6:21 PM
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    While my son will likely never inherit a desire from me to go play basketball, you have effectively made your case for why I should sprint more… Or rather to watch my form when I do sprint. Good stuff, fascinating read.

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  • April 18, 2020 at 6:31 PM
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    Your article brings out some very important things about running, posture, gait, and sprint work. I can personally attest to “losing the form” over the years as my young skinny frame developed into a – well, let’s just call it less young and less skinny. It’s time for me to relearn how to run, or at least jog and sprint, and I thank you for this motivation.

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  • April 23, 2020 at 10:18 AM
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    I just found out an element of biomechanically correct running from a former college track runners.

    Install a metronome on your smart phone and jog to a rhythm. I do 160 beats per minute, tiny steps, slow jog.

    Kind of like how they call cadence when you go running in the military. But the military doesn’t teach running biomechanics.

    Head over foot

    Double down pulse with your hands

    Use a metronome to stride in a nice clean rhythm.

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  • April 23, 2020 at 10:22 AM
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    Head over WEIGHTED FOOT. So your jutting out your chin over your stepping foot.

    It’s an intimidating stride when you do it at a walking pace, too.

    Watch football players and track runners walk. That’s biomechanically correct locomotion. It looks “arrogant” but it’s good to walk arrogantly!

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