Running Mechanics Spam


I get a lot of email. A lot. I host my webmail accounts (ET and HPC) on Google hosted mail and thanks to Google’s spam blocker only about 1% of the spam seems to actually make it to my inbox. Today however, I received a goodie. A hall of famer if you will. This one was actually submitted to my company website (which explains how it made it past the spam guard). Under normal circumstances I’d just trash such junk mail that manages to invade my inbox but this time the email was too good to be true. Not only was it actually submitted to the company general account from a real person, it had the ridiculous subject line of Becoming an instructor at HPC, and to top it all off the content of the email was AB.SO.LUTE.LY.RI.DIC.U.LOUS. I felt the combination of these factors warranted lifting all professional courtesies that I extend to other industry-related spam (like the e-blasts from companies that sound like Veloshity or Crappier). The email is below. Please enjoy. I also highly recommend checking out the links at the bottom of the email.


Everyone runs the same way. They learned to fall forward as a baby and thenlearned to bring the feet forward to balance themselves. This is the wayeveryone does it because there is no other way to run. You can’t take onestep forward without falling ahead of your foot. You release your frontsupport and start falling forward. You know what makes you fall when youstand off center…the force of gravity. The Jack Nirenstein Gravity RunningTechnique is the first science for walking, running and sprinting.Variations in speed are all attained by the degree of the leg slant. Duringthe ground time of a level pace the leg slant shifts from slightly behindthe foot to a bigger distance ahead of the foot. That metric relationshipadds up to an off balance stance that keeps you moving by falling from onefoot to the next. It can be seen when I point it out, but you can see whyscientists couldn’t understand it.Simply put, to pick up speed with each step you need to be dropping yourfeet behind your upper body’s center until you reach the pace you want orthat which you can achieve. To stay at a level pace you need to drop yourfeet slightly ahead of your upper body’s center for a slowdown and thenthe foot is dragged behind center to pick up the speed lost. This is whateveryone does naturally to run. Some people are more talented than others toshift their balance for speed and manipulate their feet to keep time with afaster pace. The full Jack Nirenstein Gravity Running Technique will giveyou better performance than what natural talent can achieve.The consensus among scientists is that running is a matter of pushing yourbody forward to walk, run and sprint. It is impossible to do because yourlegs are positioned under your upper body and can only push it straight upwhen the body is centered over the foot. You need gravity to pull youforward before you start to jump. The jump changes the forward-downward fallto an upward forward pull by the jump and gravity. The gluteus musclescannot pull the foot back as is often stated. The quadriceps muscles pullthe foot forward to absorb the landing and toss the body up while the footand ankle roll forward. The gluteus muscles work to pull the upper body backwhen it lurches from the slowdown. The activation of the gluteus muscles forupper body stabilization is what fooled the scientists into thinking the legis pulled back to run.You can use many of the other coaching techniques while running, but theydo not make you run or increase your speed. You can do them only while usingThe Jack Nirenstein Gravity Running Technique to run. Using the others wouldbe similar to dribbling a basketball while running, but dribbling abasketball won’t make you run either.To learn more of the Jack Nirenstein Gravity Running Technique and seevideos, go to and

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Mike Young

Mike Young

Founder of ELITETRACK at Athletic Lab
Mike has a BS in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University, an MSS in Coaching Science from Ohio University & a PhD in Biomechanics from LSU. Additionally, he has been recognized as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength & Conditioning Association, a Level 3 coach by USA Track & Field, a Level 2 coach by USA Weightlifting.
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