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You Are Running Wrong

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SUBSCRIBE!: http://bit.ly/1G97GmA SHARE THIS VIDEO: https://youtu.be/KVKmPjKsVt4 You’re running wrong!!! And I know what you’re saying… nah nah, I’ve been doing it like this since I was 6… but hey just because you’ve done it your whole life doesn’t mean you’ve been doing it CORRECTLY. This topic became super important to me when I decide to run a marathon… yes a 26.2 mile full marathon. And I was sober when I made this decision, it was one of those things I wanted to cross it off the “life” bucket list. And while training for my marathon I ran Into a different style of running. During my weekend long runs I would hit mile 11 and my knees would start to hurt. The pain was centralized right beneath my kneecap, and became so bad I contemplated … calling an Uber or worse…. walking … the ultimate fail for marathon training. Since the running-shoe industry wouldn’t be invented for another 1,960,000 years, the earliest humans ran barefoot, which is a very different running style than what we are used to today. In the modern age we are much more familiar with a style that reflects the addition of cushy foam or air filled souls. While these shoes were designed to “correct” runner’s strides and reduce stress on the body they might actually be doing the opposite. In fact having cushy souls is not a pre-requisite for running very long distances like the marathon I was training for. For example the Japanese Marathon Monks run over 50 miles a day for 100 days and only with straw handmade running shoes! And the Tarahumara people of Northwest Mexico have a tradition of running 200 miles in just under two days…using minimalistic footwear that look a lot like flip-flops. What does the proper form look like? This new form has your foot hitting the ground directly underneath your hips, with your back straight (not slouching forward)… Your shoulders should be low and loose with your hands slightly open as if your holding a potato ship without crushing it. You’ll be looking forward with your eyes scanning the horizon with a straight neck and level chin….and for the record, because this come so much in running forums, it actually doesn’t matter what part of your foot hits first (heel, mid, toe strike on screen) as long as your foot is landing directly underneath you. So the next time you go for a run or if you’re training for a long distance race try, what I call the “poop in the pants method”…it’s not only the form of our early running ancestors but also the form that will save your body from injury in the long run Follow Nickipedia Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nickuhas Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/nickuhas Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uhasbrand Production Team: Writer/Producer: Nick Uhas Editor: Aaron Shafer Music Composer Intro "Jingle": Aaron Shafer DP: Sam Mosco Sound: Matt Vieira Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarahumara_people http://www.runnersworld.com/barefoot-running-minimalism/new-study-reaches-different-conclusion-on-kenyan-foot-strikes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Running http://www.chrismcdougall.com/born-to-run/the-barefoot-running-debate/ http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/11/041123163757.htm http://www.runnersworld.com/injury-treatment/forward-lean-while-running-might-reduce-knee-pain http://www.barefootrunning.fas.harvard.edu/4BiomechanicsofFootStrike.html http://www.runnersworld.com/barefoot-running-minimalism/new-study-reaches-different-conclusion-on-kenyan-foot-strikes http://www.footsmart.com/health-resource-center/leg/knee-pain http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/11/041123163757.htm http://www.der.org/films/marathon-monks.html http://www.chrismcdougall.com/born-to-run/the-barefoot-running-debate/ https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn6681-evolution-made-humans-marathon-runners/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rar%C3%A1muri_people http://www.runnersworld.com/running-tips/perfect-running-form http://greatist.com/move/proper-running-form-tips
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Text Comments (68)
Steven Scott (1 month ago)
01:57 "...a little over 2 million years ago." {WRONG! There wasn't even anything 7,502 years ago} ~ the first people were NOT cavemen. There were no such people. The first people lived in a garden.
Coca Wolf (2 months ago)
This is helpful for I am running a half marathon in October
Bryce Farrugia (2 months ago)
joe caterman (5 months ago)
look a little bit like young jim carrey.
TheSushiandme (7 months ago)
Ah, that's how the japanese run lol.
Mohammed Ali (7 months ago)
Receding hairline confirmed
Mine Thing (8 months ago)
wait... i thought you had 920,000 subscribers not 92,000! you need more subscribers! all your videos are so well made and deserver more attention
CrisIsCool GT (11 months ago)
At my school the teacher plays your videos everyday she says the are very educational
Elias Davalos (1 year ago)
I don't have arched feet so all running hurts my knees and my ankles
Carter Schoen (1 year ago)
I love science I want to be a scientist
DifferentRovenz (1 year ago)
See, this is why you're amazing.
Shota Hirose (1 year ago)
hahaahahaha! like it!
Spencer Nash (1 year ago)
does this apply to shorter distance running such as a 2 mile?
Some Sort of Geek (1 year ago)
Your knee probably wouldn't hurt in 2 miles, so you don't need to use this method. In your case, you have to find the FASTEST running technique :)
Sanctitty (1 year ago)
I saw my dad run like this when he was leaving me and my mom
Silver Patamon (9 months ago)
Sanctitty my mom and I
InsanelySpiders (1 year ago)
i run faster without my shoes
Abc Abc (1 year ago)
me too
Toastie (1 year ago)
Holy balls i just found my way here from Smosh Lab and i got no idea why you have so little subs! Man imma help you out.
Nick Uhas (1 year ago)
thank you so so so much!!!! we love making these vids and would enjoy them getting to more people immensely!! Thank you and thanks for watching!!!! : )
Little Miss Listless (1 year ago)
John Cashin (2 years ago)
You are so right, Nick, this is something I have been saying myself for decades, some of the best runners in the world are really just people who have figured out the best way to run, this applies to both sprinting, middle and long distance, the people that are performing badly, despite maybe training and trying really hard (been there) are performing badly mainly because of their technique, not because they are inherently bad at running. It's not necessarily because they are slower or less able runners, when I was in school back in the 1970's (I know I'm an old dinosaur right? Lol), we had Athletics and at one stage, I was performing very badly, I seemed to be the slowest sprinter and came last even in longer runs, like the 1500 Meters, yet, there was no reason for it as far my physical form was concerned, the teachers thought i just wasn't trying hard enough but they missed the real problem, you see, they were wrong, I WAS trying hard, harder that anyone but it's just that the way I was running was wrong. Then, one day, I changed the way I ran, for example, when I was sprinting, rather than trying to run as fast as possible, I would relax, keep my back upright rather than slouching and also lift my thighs much higher, it seems like an oxymoron on the face of it, like "erm....relax and sprint at the same time John?"....yep, you CAN do both at the same time and some of the best sprinters in the world do exactly that, less is more, this improved my performance and I was right up with some of those others that were considered "the fastest in the school", I was no longer being left behind, again, they were never really any faster than anyone else, it was all about their technique.
Jack Katsikaris (2 years ago)
yayyyyy love the new series.
Nick Uhas (2 years ago)
thank you!!!
The Video Book (2 years ago)
I Like your video recording, keep posting really. #family57
Nick Uhas (1 year ago)
thank you!!!! and thank you for watching :)
Blocky Banana (2 years ago)
The way that you ran to begin with looked really odd. I have always ran the "correct" way and not like that first one.
ToonEugen6812 (2 years ago)
Didn't I do this method before this video? :P
Esteban Casanova (2 years ago)
Saw a snake yesterday in the grass so might not be trying the experiment. Maybe on the treadmill? Lol. PS. Totally waited to watch this while running.
Nick Uhas (2 years ago)
that is so awesome!!!! (the running part, not the snake)... you have to try it... feels so strange at first
CoolFoxy14Gaming (2 years ago)
Nick, can you do 10 facts about Cancún? I'm actually on a plane right now heading to Cancún! I want you to do this video because I want to learn more about it, if you can that'd be great!!! 🙂🙂🙂
CoolFoxy14Gaming (2 years ago)
Cool LOL! :D
Nick Uhas (2 years ago)
enjoy Cancun!!!! I am starting a facts show... so I will keep Cancun in mind!
Maxwell Walters (2 years ago)
You should of won Big brother!
Nick Uhas (2 years ago)
I would certainly like to think so myself too!
Ryan Hooks (2 years ago)
I think moving back to Ohio to grow corn is a great video idea. :-)
Nick Uhas (2 years ago)
its the best idea I've had yet!
Alex Kolberg (2 years ago)
I totally appreciate all the source links in the description
Nick Uhas (2 years ago)
hey! absolutely! all the hard work goes into the research want to make sure people have the same resources
jiggy jess (2 years ago)
Love this channel
Nick Uhas (2 years ago)
yes!!! thank you so much and thank you for watching : )
Ed Adler (2 years ago)
I tried this today & it works. Thank you , Nick!!!!!!!
Nick Uhas (2 years ago)
it feels so weird at first I know... sorta natural, sorta not... but the longer you do it the more your body craves this posture!
Juan agustin (2 years ago)
Wow I didn't knew that thanks and I will try it on my own.🤔😊🙂
Nick Uhas (2 years ago)
yea!!! it's really strange at first, but totally worth it in the long run!
Dana Church (2 years ago)
Gonna try that in the morning!
Nick Uhas (2 years ago)
Let me know how you think t feels...I know when I started that style I felt so strange...like I was running so lightly...now it's the only way I can run!
BritxBrat2Fashion (2 years ago)
your channel is so cool!
Nick Uhas (1 year ago)
that is impressive! I see people doing this when I'm on my long runs here in LA... much respect!
Tyrannosaurus Gamer (1 year ago)
I run in bare feet everywhere I run in forests, across stones, do parkour and run through the streets I do all that bare footed
Nick Uhas (2 years ago)
Thank you SO SO much!!! We love making these vids so thank you for watching :)
bubblegumyg1rl (2 years ago)
i love how you have a way to make anything scientific 😂 ily nick!!
bubblegumyg1rl (2 years ago)
+Nick Uhas super cool :)
Nick Uhas (2 years ago)
Yeaaa!!! Well there are so many cool things to talk about in the world and my mind automatically goes the science route to explain anything!!
CoolFoxy14Gaming (2 years ago)
Makes more sense. Great statement Nick! 🙂🙂🙂🙂
CoolFoxy14Gaming (2 years ago)
Your Welcome!!! :p
Nick Uhas (2 years ago)
I did so much research for this one, and I find running in general so fascinating
Rebecca Nova (2 years ago)
"The poop in the pants method" lol!!! Thanks for the good laugh nick!!
Nick Uhas (2 years ago)
Lol, anytime ;)
Cory _182 (2 years ago)
sad but this channel is a little gem
Wolf (2 years ago)
agreed, surprised it has so few subscribers. hope it will grow :D
Charlene Galvez (2 years ago)
lol I'll try that form right now
Nick Uhas (2 years ago)
It's super weird at first, but over time it becomes the only way you will want to run!!
A.J. Williams (2 years ago)
Yr not gonna see anyone doing that lol makes u look like a retard lol
Nick Uhas (2 years ago)
+Madison Davis yea!!! Thanks Madison!! Aka my favorite niece ;)
Madison Davis (2 years ago)
At least now you know how to keep a steady pace and not stop like an idiot while running in a marathon. I think this was a great video thanks for the tips uncle Nick!
Tad_CS (2 years ago)
Great vid :D
Nick Uhas (2 years ago)
Thank you :):)

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