Its six of one and half a dozen of the other: Rearfoot vs Forefoot striking when running

I have said that cliché so many times and also that adage that when it comes to running you can’t change running form without increasing the load in one tissue while decreasing it in another, that it hardly needs repeating. I have commented on this several times here , here  and here (and probably in a few other places I am to lazy to look up and link to) that I almost was not going to post about this new study … you know … its the been there done that enough times and the everyone should have got it by now issue: Joint Kinetics in Rearfoot versus Forefoot Running: Implications of Switching Technique Stearne, Sarah M.; Alderson, Jacqueline A.; Green, Benjamin; Donnelly, Cyril J.; Rubenson, Jonas Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: 4 February 2014 Purpose: To better understand the mechanical factors differentiating forefoot and rearfoot strike running, as well as the mechanical consequences of switching techniques, we assessed lower limb joint kinetics in habitual and imposed techniques in both groups. Methods: All participants performed both RFS and FFS techniques on an instrumented treadmill at 4.5ms -1 while force and kinematic data were collected

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Its six of one and half a dozen of the other: Rearfoot vs Forefoot striking when running

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