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Running Economy and Foot Strike Pattern

When I first caught the title of this ‘study’ my initial reaction was add it to the massive pile of backlogged articles that I need to comment on! I have litigated the running economy and foot strike and shoe type enough times: here,  here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here). However, this ‘study’ was different as it […]

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Genetics and Running Economy

The cause of an overuse injury in running is that the cumulative load on the tissues is beyond what the current state of the tissues can tolerate, so it breaks. Historically the focus has always been on the cumulative load and its only been more recently that the focus has been on the state of […]

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Effect of barefoot running on economy and muscle action

There has been a flurry of studies on the effects of foot strike pattern or shoe condition on running economy this year. They are all pretty much showing the same thing. I have blogged about them here, here, here, here, here and here, so there is no point litigating old ground again. Two more related studies recently appeared. I can’t say a lot […]

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Running Shoes and Economy of Running

The effect of the type of running shoe as well as running technique on economy of running has obviously been of interest in recent years. It can often be a trade-off between the weight of a shoe; the energy return from the shoe; and the increased muscular effort to midfoot or forefoot strike (and the […]

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Running Economy and Shoe Heel Height

I don’t know what to say: Effect of Shoes’ Heel Height on the Energy Cost during Jogging Y.D. Gu and Z.Y. Li Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology July 15, 2013 The purpose of this study is to examine the changes of energy cost during a high-heeled continuous jogging. Thirteen healthy female volunteers […]

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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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Running Shoes and Running Economy

I have been meaning for a while to write an article on all the differing results on the studies that have looked at running economy in traditional running shoes vs barefoot or minimalism. I wanted to create a table of all the studies to look at the results. I still will do that, but we have just […]

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Running Economy

Posts that are tagged with Running Economy: Running economy barefoot, in minimalist shoes and traditional running shoes Running Economy and Foot Strike Pattern Yet again, more of the same … Transistion to Minimalist Running Shoes With or Without Gait Retraining? The Effect of Footwear on Running Performance Better running economy with softer shoes Metabolic comparison […]

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