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Why Sportspeople who Run Need to Increase their Step Rate and the Easy Way to Do It.

It has long been known that an increase in step rate while running, decreases joint strain, which leads to fewer injuries.

In layman’s terms, sports people who run at a faster step rate spend less time and power impacting the ground and more time and power ‘in the air’.

Less impact hitting the ground means less impact richocheting up the knee and into the hip joint.

As professional sports people know, running injuries are commonly related to the knee and hip joint. In fact, around 70 NFL players are diagnosed each year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

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