The Effect of Running Foot Strike Transition on Impulse per Kilometer
Contributing USMA Research Unit(s)
Center for Innovation and Engineering, Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Transitioning runners from a rearfoot strike (RFS) to a non-rearfoot strike (NRFS) pattern has been shown to influence several factors related to running injuries, to include a reducing average vertical loading rate . However there are likely other factors influencing running related injuries, one potential element being total impulse.
The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of a transitional NRFS running program on impulses per unit distance. We hypothesized that impulse per unit distance will remain constant following a running transition program.
Freisinger, Gregory M.; Schlosser, Nathaniel; Watson, Daniel; Florkiewicz, Erin; and Gross, Donald, "The Effect of Running Foot Strike Transition on Impulse per Kilometer" (2018). USMA Research Papers. 32.