Corpus ID: 20041887

Four Weeks of Minimalist Style Running Training Reduced Lumbar Paraspinal Muscle Activation during Shod Running

  title={Four Weeks of Minimalist Style Running Training Reduced Lumbar Paraspinal Muscle Activation during Shod Running},
  author={S. Barton and David Brown and Talia Joyce},


A comparison of lumbopelvic motion patterns and erector spinae behavior between asymptomatic subjects and patients with recurrent low back pain during pain-free periods.
This study showed that reduced maximum ranges of motion and absence of ES flexion-relaxation phenomenon were not useful to identify LBP patients in the absence of acute pain, however, these patients showed subtle alterations of their lumbopelvic motion and ES activity patterns, which may have important clinical implications. Expand
Age and gender related neuromuscular changes in trunk flexion-extension
Gender and normal aging significantly affect both the activation patterns of the lumbar extensor muscles and the kinematics of the trunk during a standardized trunk flexion-extension task. Expand
Lower extremity joint stiffness characteristics during running with different footfall patterns
It was observed that joint stiffness was different between the footfall patterns but similar for both groups within a footfall pattern, and there is a re-organisation of the control strategy of the joint when changing from a FF to a RF pattern. Expand
Running USA Annual Marathon Report
  • Updated March 23,
  • 2014
The Risks and Benefits of Running Barefoot or in Minimalist Shoes
Lack of high-quality evidence supports the following biomechanical differences when running barefoot versus in shoes: overall less maximum vertical ground reaction forces, less extension moment and power absorption at the knee, and less foot and ankle dorsiflexion at ground contact. Expand
The effect of minimal shoes on arch structure and intrinsic foot muscle strength
It is suggested that endurance running in minimal support footwear with 4 mm offset or less makes greater use of the springlike function of the longitudinal arch, thus leading to greater demands on the intrinsic muscles that support the arch, thereby strengthening the foot. Expand
Barefoot running: an evaluation of current hypothesis, future research and clinical applications
The factors driving the prescription ofbarefoot running are described, which of these factors may have merit, what the collected evidence suggests about the suitability of barefoot running for its purported uses and the necessary future research to confirm or refute the barefootRunning hypotheses are described. Expand
Effects of foot strike on low back posture, shock attenuation, and comfort in running.
Whether a change from RFS to FFS would change lumbar lordosis, influence shock attenuation, or change comfort levels in healthy recreational/experienced runners is determined. Expand
Examining injury risk and pain perception in runners using minimalist footwear
Running in minimalist footwear appears to increase the likelihood of experiencing an injury, with full minimalist designs specifically increasing pain at the shin and calf. Expand
Foot bone marrow edema after a 10-wk transition to minimalist running shoes.
Runners interested in transitioning to minimalist running shoes, such as Vibram FiveFingers, should transition very slowly and gradually to avoid potential stress injury in the foot. Expand