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  • n. The action of the foot striking the ground when walking or running


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  • The reason why its important to keep your knees down is because lifting your knees will bring your footstrike too far forward and into the territory where greater impact and heel striking occurs.


  • Unlike anemia found in athletes who eat an iron-deficient diet, footstrike anemia may not improve with iron supplementation.

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  • Ask your doctor about footstrike anemia, which is under-diagnosed.

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  • Pounding the pavement damages red blood cells, which may lead to "footstrike anemia" originally diagnosed in marching soldiers.

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  • EXO shorts $100 forms a cage around the thighs, thus minimizing vibration during footstrike impact.

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  • Ugh. This will cause major shoulder problems due to impingement syndrome, and to top it off, it causes a major timing flaw at footstrike.

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  • Tyson's arm is hanging down at footstrike and is very late - he will stress his Ulnar Collateral Ligament extremely hard as he experiences violent external rotation due to forearm bounce.

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