No, No …. and … ummm, NO!

Only a short post today as my head hurts from the facepalm. I have a lot of stuff that turns up in my daily alerts. Some of it good, some of it bad and some of it really hurts my head: Distribution of plantar pressure during jogging barefoot or in minimalistic shoes in people who […]

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Running Shoes Boot Camp

Time for some shameless self-promotion. I have been running my online Clinical Biomechanics Boot Camp since last year (you can enrol and start it at any time). It has been very popular and its kept me busy. Now, if I was not busy enough I have launched another course in the same format on Running […]

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Anecdotes are not evidence

Like anyone else who writes about medical or health topics when reporting and commenting on science, I always get responses with anecdotes about what was written with it either does or does not apply to them. Anecdotes and testimonials always turn up in the comments sections. While they may be important to the individual, anecdotes […]

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Is changing footstrike pattern beneficial to runners?

I just going to leave this one there with no commentary… Is changing footstrike pattern beneficial to runners? Joseph Hamill & Allison H. Gruber Journal of Sport and Health Science; 28 February 2017 Some researchers, running instructors, and coaches have suggested that the “optimal” footstrike pattern to improve performance and reduce running injuries is land […]

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RCT of traditional running shoes vs minimalist running shoes

Several previous prospective randomized studies have looked at injury rates between those using the traditional running shoes and barefoot/minimalist running shoes. I reviewed two here and here and did not review this one. I won’t relitigate the issues surrounding the claims regarding injury rates as I commented on that in those posts. However, the conclusions […]

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The running shoe for the sub-2 hr marathon

I previously blogged about the wishful thinking fallacy, pseudoscience and quackery claim that the first sub 2 hour marathon will be run barefoot 2 years ago and nothing since then has convinced me to change my mind. If anything, the opposite has been the case. My belief is that the running shoe that is used […]

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Yet again, more of the same …

…I not too well today and do not have the energy to do a detailed analysis, so will not comment much on this new paper just published. I have litigated the issues previously in this post on Running Economy and Foot Strike Pattern. Joint stiffness and running economy during imposed forefoot strike before and after […]

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