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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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Transition to Minimalist Running Shoes With or Without Gait Retraining?

This is an interesting one… A number of previous studies have looked at the mechanical and economy parameters with minimal running shoes compared to traditional running shoes. Some of these studies were cross-sectional and some were prospective and followed a period of adaptation or transition. One of the concerns expressed about some of these studies, […]

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The Effect of Footwear on Running Performance

I have to be honest and say I getting a little bored with the running economy stuff as I have covered the studies on it so many times and its gets harder to rewrite about the same thing again and re-litigate the same issues again. Some previous posts on running economy have ligated all the […]

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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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