Injury risk in runners using standard or motion control shoes: a randomised controlled trial with participant and assessor blinding

A BJSM study last year Apr 2016 with the above-mentioned title. This article is open access. “Results The overall injury risk was lower among the participants who had received motion control shoes (HR=0.55; 95% CI 0.36 to 0.85) compared to those receiving standard shoes. This positive effect was only observed in the stratum of runners…

Effects of resistance training on performance in previously trained endurance runners: A systematic review

A systematic review as titled above. There is still yet conclusive evidence to prove that resistance training improves performance in endurance runners, more studies are warranted certainly. However, we know that resistance training improves running economy and some aspects of performances. This article is not open access. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02640414.2017.1326618

Running quietly reduces ground reaction force and vertical loading rate and alters foot strike technique

A new study in the Journal of Sports Sciences by Xuan Phan and colleagues on the effects of running quietly. “During the normal running condition, 15.4% of participants utilised a non-rearfoot strike technique compared to 76.9% in the quiet condition, which was corroborated by an increased ankle plantarflexion angle at initial contact. This study demonstrated…