Great preprint. Give it a look.
Much of the economy seems to be from increasing stride rate.
1) Is the Vaporfly 4% DEAD? 6.5% > 4%?
2) Is this possible a useful tool for those trying to train towards a higher stride rate?
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yeah buddy - ronnie coleman is right! wrote:
This is why all those goons who tell you to stretch so much are fools.
I skimmed through the actual paper. I don't think it would work for elite runners. The tests were done at 10min/mile pace. All the participants had a knee flexion of less than 90 degrees AND knee flexion was even less with the exoband. In short, it helps slower runners do "the marathon shuffle," that near straight-legged stride where the toe barely gets above the pavement on the backswing.
Basically, the exoband *might* help 4:20 marathoners get closer to 3:59, but it's not going to help 3:02 runners go 2:59.
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