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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

ACSM Position Stand

Coming from the ACSM this is huge - the paradigm shift is happening.

"The American College of Sports Medicine is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine".

So they know their stuff!

The ACSM have changed their position stand on what to look for in a running shoe. In fact compared to 2011 this new statement represents somewhat of a u-turn and will potentially help to knock down a few more walls in the quest to help everyone enjoy injury free running for life.

Remember that just changing your shoes is only the start and won't directly improve your technique without understanding how humans are designed to run. Search out a qualified and experienced coach to set you on your way.