Archive | June, 2013

Foot strike pattern and ground-contact time – effect on economy of running

More studies have been appearing recently on the running economy and running technique issue. Here is the latest new study from the University of Bologna: The concurrent effects of strike pattern and ground-contact time on running economy Rocco Di Michele and Franco Merni Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (in press) Objectives Running economy is […]

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Running economy: Forefoot vs Rearfoot striking

It now appears from the most recent data that there is probably no difference in running economy between barefoot or minimalist running and traditional shoe running; and now we have a study showing that there is no difference in running economy between heel and forefoot striking. This study has been around for over a year […]

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