Ep 122: Do You Need Arch In Your Foot To Run? – With Dr. Benno Nigg
In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we have the legendary biomechanics researcher – Dr. Benno Nigg. Dr. Nigg and Vikas discuss foot biomechanics, the myths around running shoes, flat feet, pronation, and a lot more in this episode.
Dr. Benno Maurus Nigg is a Swiss-Canadian sports scientist and biomechanist. Born in Walenstadt, Switzerland, Nigg’s academic journey took him from studying physics at the Technical University of Hanover and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) to becoming the scientific director of the biomechanics laboratory at ETH. With a passion for understanding human movement, Nigg established himself as a leading expert in the field, serving as the Chair of Biomechanics at the University of Calgary and creating a world-renowned biomechanics laboratory in preparation for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Throughout his career, Nigg received prestigious honors and held important leadership positions, leaving a lasting impact on the study of biomechanics. He was also recognized as a fellow of the International Academy for Medical and Biological Engineering in 1998 and the Canadian Society for Biomechanics in 2002. Join us as we delve into the achievements and contributions of this influential figure in sports science.
About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale, and Reliance before coming up with the idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and helping beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
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