Resources

RESEARCH PAPERS

Adaptation

Energy Efficiency

Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Medicine

Gait

Locomotion

Muscle/Tendons

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BOOKS - SUGGESTED READING

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The Talent Code
By Coyle, Daniel

Website: danielcoyle.com/the-talent-code

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Rapidly Reversible Low Back Pain: An Evidence Based Pathway to Widespread Recoveries and Savings
By Ron Donelson, MD

Website: selfcarefirst.com/meet-dr-donelson

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Mindfulness
By Ellen Langer, PhD

Website: langermindfulnessinstitute.com/books

BorntoRun

Born to Run
By Christopher McDougall

Website: chrismcdougall.com/born-to-run

Why we get sick

Why We Get Sick:  The New Science of Darwinian Medicine
By Randolph M. Nesse, MD and George C. Williams, PhD

Website: amazon.com/gp/product/0679746749/

The First 20 Minutes

The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer
By Gretchen Reynolds

Website: amazon.com/First-20-Minutes-Surprising-Exercise

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MAGAZINE ARTICLES

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VIDEOS

Deliberate Walking Videos

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Other Videos

Namibia - A Walk with the San Bushmen

Notice how the San Bushman walk with a shorter stride, and higher cadence walking gait. Their feet make initial contact with the ground more with their midfoot (whole foot) than their heel. Their walking posture is straighter or more upright which occurs naturally as a result of the shorter stride length.

Running Analysis of Heel Strike versus Forefoot Strike

The two videos provide a nice illustration of the initial foot contact, foot position relative the runner’s center of mass on foot contact and hip, knee and ankle position at foot contact. Energy efficiency, injury resistance and performance better with a forefoot strike. Notice that with a forefoot strike, the runner’s foot makes contact with the ground when the foot is just in front of the center of mass (COM). No braking impeding forward velocity occurs with the forefoot strike compared with the heel strike. The runner glides forward with less deceleration. Notice that the knee is flexed slightly at foot contact with the forefoot strike. This allows better conversion of the forward velocity kinetic energy into elastic tissue potential energy. Less kinetic energy is dissipated into mechanical vibration and heat when a forefoot strike is used compared with a heel strike.