The ARIONHUB app has a built-in bioload that can help you visualize what body parts are experiencing (over)loading. The redder the body part, the more load on that specific body part. The body parts that light up in red are the parts where the customer is most likely to experience fatigue, sore muscles or potential injuries after longer runs. It doesn’t mean that customers are automatically going to be injured in these body parts. The ultimate picture is when multiple body parts experience loading so that there is an even distribution of the load.
What we usually see is that when a runner has a rearfoot strike or a heel landing, the runner is more likely to experience loading on their lower back and upper legs, as seen in the example down below on the left. If a runner is a forefoot striker, the runner is more likely to experience loading in their lower legs and feet, where the Achilles and calves are working the hardest.
Disclaimer: ARION can be used to analyze a running technique but keep in mind that it is not created or designed as a medical device. Therefore, always consult with a health professional in case you have any questions or doubts about potential injuries.
Finished the article? Have a look at our bioload video on ARION ACADEMY where our CIO Andrew Statham explains how to read a bioload.