Coming soon! Step Up Your Running Form Coaching

Easy and efficient running form analysis for coaches. Make your athletes faster and injury resistant.

Step up your coaching

• Spend less time on running form analysis – Movaia does it for you.

• Offer running form analysis based on the latest running science

• Share detailed reports with your athletes

Improve your runners’ performance

• Get in-depth analysis and visual feedback for these running form metrics: Cadence, Foot strike, Lean, Posture, Maximum Shank Angle, Strike Angle, Sweep, Arm angle & movement, Ground Contact Time, Vertical Oscillation, Contralateral Pelvic Drop, Step width to identify Crossover Gait

• Identify improvement potential and injury risk

• Track running form progress for your athletes

Made for Coaches

• Upload videos for running form analysis and connect them to your athletes accounts

• All your athlete’s reports are accessible from the coaching dashboard

• Add your comments to your athlete’s report overview

• Attractive pricing for professionals

Thorough feedback for each runner

If we see anything sub-optimal in the videos, we provide straightforward drills and videos to help develop perfect form.

See your runners transform in just weeks, with more stamina and more power in their strides.

Are you runners striking with heel, mid foot or fore foot?
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Foot Angle is simply the angle the foot makes with the ground at the instant when it first makes ground contact.
Foot angle determines braking force, ground-contact time (duration of stance), running velocity, ground impact forces, and the risk of certain injuries.

Understand the angle of the leg at ground contact
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The angle of your leg at ground contact is also known as ‘Strike Angle” or ‘Shank Angle at Touch Down’. It describes the angle between the shank and a line drawn perpendicular to the ground at the point of impact between the foot and ground.
It is a critical element of form because it determines the amount of ‘Sweep’. ‘Sweep’ is the movement from maximum forward extension of the foot to the strike angle at touch down.

Cadence (Step Rate)
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Step rate is the number of steps taken during each minute of running. It determines how fast you can run. Step rate also has a big effect on the angle of your foot when it hits the ground (Foot angle).

Step rate varies with intensity. Very high step rates tend to be ideal for sprinting, slower step rates are common for ultra-distance running. Typical distance running step rates tend to fall between 170 and 200 steps per minute.

A too-slow step rate can decrease your running velocity and increases the likelihood that you will be a pronounced heel-striker. An overly fast step rate can actually decrease your step length and thus slow you down as well.

Posture
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Posture is simply the alignment of head, neck, thorax, and hips with respect to each other.
Good posture reduces fatigue and helps to make your runners more economical.

Body lean
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Lean determines whether propulsive forces will primarily be directed up and forward, straight up, or up and backward. An overly forward lean decreases the amount of critical vertical propulsive force and actually shortens step length.

A too-small or negative lean means that the runners body is too straight or tilted backward and thus that not enough forward propulsive force is being created.

Arm position
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The angle at which arms are bent at the elbows impacts running performance significantly.
Arms that are not adequately flexed at the elbows tend to slow cadence, while arms that are properly flexed at the elbows reinforce high cadence.

We also check for excessive arm forward or backward-movement.

Ground Contact Time (GCT)
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Ground contact time measures how long each leg is on the ground, from touch down to toe off. Faster runners typically have lower GCT. GCT decreases with more strength, high leg stiffness and good running form (strong heel strikers tend to have longer GCT).

A significant difference in ground contact time between left and right foot may correlate with decreased running efficiency and increased injury risk.

Vertical Oscillation of Pelvis (VOP)
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Vertical Oscillation of the Pelvis measures the amount of up and down movement (‘bounce’) that occurs while you run. Increased up and down movement may indicate increased braking occurring as you run. A reduction in this may indicate a smoother transition through the running cycle and correlates with improve running performance. Increased cadence and forward lean can mitigate excessive vertical oscillation.

Too little vertical oscillation may indicate a lack of power in the stride, resulting in reduced flight time and pace. Work to increase strength and endurance will typically improve too-low vertical oscillation.

Contralateral Pelvic Drop
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Contralateral Pelvic Drop, also known as ‘hip drop’ or ‘Trendelenburg Gait’, is the amount the opposite hip drops when the leg on the ground is in the midstance phase of running. Excessive or limited contralateral hip drop can contribute to injuries, e.g. knee injuries. Limited pelvic drop may indicate excessive protective stabilization by runners experiencing pain. This metric is available if an optional slow motion rear view video of a runner on a treadmill is uploaded.

Step Width
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Step width measure the deviation of each foot print from a line running straight down through the center of your body. How far apart each foot is from each other can affect how forces are distributed in each part of the body.

A too narrow step can increase loading on the outer knee, where it may cause for example IT band pain. Having too wide of a step decreases running efficiency. This metric is available if a slow motion rear view video of a runner on a treadmill is uploaded.

How it works: Movaia running form analysis for coaches
It starts with a video of your clients run

Upload videos of your clients run.

We analyze a video from each side in slow motion and one at natural speed. With an optional video showing your client running from behind on a treadmill in slow motion we can provide additional metrics. Here are some easy instructions or watch us record a video here.

Get your running form reports and add your comment

Receive your running form reports and add a comment your runners will see next to the reports download link in their own account. Should your athletes not have a Movaia account you can also share the running form analysis via email.

See results fast

We provide exercise recommendations, exercise videos and an exercise plan you can integrate into an overall training schedule for your athletes.