Learn perfect running form from a ROBOT!

If you haven’t seen the videos of the Boston Dynamics robots, you MUST.

They’re simultaneously, amazing and spooky (especially the videos of Spot, the robot “dog.”

My favorite is the one below, because Atlas the robot has almost PERFECT running form! Check it out:

Notice that his foot lands pretty much right under his body. No “overstriding”

Notice that his foot lands sort of midfoot, often with the heel off the ground. The heel comes down, but Atlas isn’t heel striking.

If you know Pose Method or Chi Running, Atlas looks like he’s taken a workshop.

Video tape yourself and see how you compare to Atlas. If you can make adjustments to be more “robotic” you’ll probably find that you’re running “more human”!