Economy and rate of carbohydrate oxidation during running with rearfoot and forefoot strike patterns.

@article{Gruber2013EconomyAR,
  title={Economy and rate of carbohydrate oxidation during running with rearfoot and forefoot strike patterns.},
  author={Allison H Gruber and Brian R. Umberger and Barry Braun and Joseph Hamill},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={115 2},
  pages={194-201}
}
It continues to be argued that a forefoot (FF) strike pattern during running is more economical than a rearfoot (RF) pattern; however, previous studies using one habitual footstrike group have found no difference in running economy between footstrike patterns. We aimed to conduct a more extensive study by including both habitual RF and FF runners. The purposes of this study were to determine whether there were differences in running economy between these groups and whether running economy would… CONTINUE READING