You’ve been running wrong your entire life

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Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner, amateur jogger, or simply run when the situation warrants it, a new study claims that you’d be doing yourself a favor if you bound your feet together before your next sprint. This seemingly counterintuitive tip comes from a paper published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, and it has some serious scientific weight behind it.

Running, the researchers explain, is a relatively inefficient practice for humans. It burns lots of calories, but only a small fraction of the calories burned are actually used to keep your legs moving, while the rest of your energy goes to fairly mundane things like supporting your body weight. However, by maximizing the efficiency of your swinging legs, the entire running motion can be optimized.

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