Yet another study shows heel striking is more efficient than midfoot striking

The running economy studies on rearfoot vs midfoot/forefoot and barefoot/minimalism vs shoes have been coming thick and fast this year and they pretty much all showing the same thing. I should not need to relitigate the issues I have bloged about here , here , here , here , here and here ! So straight to it: This one was just published: Rearfoot Striking Runners Are More Economical than Midfoot Strikers Ogueta-Alday, Ana; Rodríguez-Marroyo, José Antonio; García-López, Juan Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: 30 August 2013 Purpose: To analyze the influence of foot strike pattern on running economy and biomechanical characteristics in sub-elite runners with a similar performance level. Methods: Twenty sub-elite long-distance runners participated and were divided into two groups according to their foot strike pattern: rearfoot (RF, n= 10) and midfoot strikers (MF, n= 10).

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Yet another study shows heel striking is more efficient than midfoot striking

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