Upcoming Presentations

 

Effect of Eccentric Nordic Hamstring Training on Hamstring Fascicle Length in Females

Presented By: Sarah Triemstra, B.S., CSCS, Exercise Science MS Candidate; School of Health and Human Performance

When: Wednesday May 25th, 2:00-3:00pm, PEIF room 243

THE EFFECT OF STEP RATE TRAINING ON RUNNING ECONOMY AND BIOMECHANICS

by Nahir Negron-Fernandez, M.S. Candidate

Thesis Proposal

School of Health and Human Performance

MAY 27, 2022 | 1:30 PM
PEIF 243

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ABSTRACT: It is known that running economy is a determinant factor of running performance. While there are many other factors associated with increasing an athlete’s running economy (e.g., biomechanical, neuromuscular characteristics), there are still many unknowns on their effect after long-term training.  One factor is step rate, which is used in gait training to train and condition an individual to walk and run more efficiently in clinical settings. The manipulation of step rate has been positively correlated with improved running economy and running mechanics (e.g., loading rates, horizontal braking force (GRF), and peak knee flexion in stance phase). However, it is not known if these improvements can be maintained with long-term training. It has been hypothesized that long-term step rate training may reduce joint angles and forces, improving running economy. This study will help determine if step rate training will positively influence running economy and simultaneously improve running biomechanics in running populations.