Aerometabolic economy of long distance run using the forefoot and rearfoot style Cover Image

Aerometabolická náročnost vytrvalostního běhu u mužů při došlapu na přední část nohy a při došlapu na zadní část nohy
Aerometabolic economy of long distance run using the forefoot and rearfoot style

Author(s): Jan Novotný, Vladimir Pospíchal
Subject(s): Health and medicine and law, Sports Studies
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: Running economy; cross step; long distance run; toe run; heel run; cardio-respiratory indicators; minute oxygen uptake; heart rate;

Summary/Abstract: The research project focuses on the problem of the optimum cross step in long distance run. Step should be energetically most favourable – economics. We want to answer the question whether and under what conditions it is energetically preferable to endurance runner‘s pace with the impact on the forefoot or rearfoot. Testing subjects were 15 athletes. Athletes held running pace 12 km.h-1 . When we evaluated results, we focused on indicators running economy – minute oxygen uptake, minute oxygen uptake per kilogram of weight and heart rate. The aim of the study is to contribute to determine whether there is a more energy-intensive endurance running with an impact on the rearfoot or the impact on the forefoot. In this article, we focus on two important factors affecting running economy - minute oxygen uptake and minute oxygen uptake per kilogram of weight.

  • Issue Year: 8/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 77-84
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Czech