[quote author="Mike Young" date="1250855780"]I actually have to disagree a little on this one. Most people do this naturally but as someone who’s worked with there fair share of gymnasts (and some overstriders) I can say that landing with excessive plantar flexion is definitely disruptive to speed. So while I will rarely cue dorsiflexion in actual sprinting if I see excessive plantarflexion, especially if it’s occurring very early in the swing phase, then I do try to correct the problem.
because an early plantarflexion would probably mean too early contact (infront of com)?[/quote]
and that would lenghten ground contact