As part of our series of myth busting, we take a look at why some people still fear strength training due to unsupported and misunderstood beliefs. Does weight training really make you slower by adding on unwanted body mass? Let's delve a little deeper so this common myth can be dispelled once and for all.
There are several running technique myths but the one I hear most regularly relates to foot strike. There seems to be a belief amongst some runners (probably due to footwear marketing) that forefoot and midfoot striking is inherently good and heel striking is bad. However, it really isn't as simple as that.