When Steve Misencik isn’t working on improving his career in telecommunications, he is working on his health, physical fitness, and overall well-being. One of his favorite exercises is long distance running, and he is particularly curious about the minimalist movement that continues to pick up traction in the running world.
Minimalist running is growing in popularity because of the way it impacts your form. Many people either don’t know, or don’t realize the importance of proper running form during a work out. Instead of running with your body weight in your heels, you need to put your weight forward towards the balls of your feet in order to minimize impact force, and distribute it through out the leg muscles. Running in a shoe that has little padding, and no extra padding in the heel, will help keep your weight forward as you run. When your weight is forward, the impact force line that runs up the body will actually skip your knees, ankles, and hips, and get absorbed by the muscles.
Steve Misencik, a Dallas resident, already knows that running with your weight forward is the most optimal way to run long distances, but minimalist shoes could help improve his form even more.