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The Biomechanical effects of treadmill training on running performance
  1. B. C. Elliott,
  2. F. S. Pyke,
  3. A. D. Roberts,
  4. A. R. Morton

    Abstract

    The biomechanics of overground running were compared before and after a month training period which comprised 16 thirty-minute sessions of short duration (5 seconds work, 10 seconds rest) high intensity (4.69 m/sec 20-25% grade) interval treadmill work. For the eight subjects filmed there were no significant changes in support and non support time, stride length or stride rate while running at 3.58 m/sec that could be attributed to the treadmill training regime. This training programme produced significant gains in aerobic and anaerobic metabolism but was not an effective developer of speed.

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