This Simplifaster blog post discusses practical ways clincians and coaches are using sports technology in their programs.
How Poor are Runners at Self-Identifying Footstrike Patterns?
Running Research Junkie summarizes a number of studies that compare runner’s self-reported footstrike type to reality. How poor are runners at self-identifying their foot strike pattern?
The Hot Topic of Cadence
Running Physio highlights misunderstood aspects of running step rate (cadence) – and what can happen when you aim for 180 steps per minute.
Differences In Ground Contact Time Explain the Less Efficient Running Economy in North African Runners
Research Paper The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between biomechanical variables and running economy in North African and European runners. Eight North African and 13 European male runners of the same athletic level ran 4-minute stages on a treadmill at varying set velocities. During the test, biomechanical variables such as ground contact time, swing time, stride … Read More
Extra-padded shoes may not blunt running injuries
A summary of research contradicting marketing claims that softer-soled shoes decrease the risk of running injury.
The Single Secret to Becoming a Better Runner
A introduction to running efficiency and its importance in improving performance, with practical advice on how runners can evaluate and improve mechanics to impact efficiency. http://breakingmuscle.com/running/the-single-secret-to-becoming-a-better-runner
Footstrike 101: How Should Your Foot Hit The Ground?
A brief overview of what is considered good running form and the implications of footstrike type on a runner’s stride.
Anatomy for Runners
Anatomy for Runners Running has become more and more popular in recent years, with thousands of people entering marathons, buying new running shoes with the latest technology, and going for a daily jog, whether on the track or on a treadmill. Unfortunately, with running comes injuries, as a result of wrong information and improper training. Author Jay Dicharry was tired … Read More
The Effect of Asymmetry On Running Performance and Injury Prevention
A dive into symmetry – into how symmetry impacts running performance, how much asymmetry is typical and how does it impact injury risk.
The Definitive Guide to Pronation – Patient Version
The team at Running Reform pulled together a thoughtful guide to pronation, including a definition of what pronation is and common misconceptions regarding pronation’s impact on injury.
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