Optimizing Running Efficiency Through Strength and Flexibility Training
AuthorDorri, Amanda Maryam
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe purpose of this thesis is to explore the potential efficacy of a concurrent endurance, strength, and flexibility training program aimed at improving running efficiency, as well as to propose an exercise program for a future case-series. In order to develop this proposal, existing research on the movement of running and each of the individual elements of the training program was reviewed, and an initial female running subject was utilized in developing a study and exercise plan. Review of current literature combined with the initial trial phase in development has resulted in the conclusion that a concurrent training program has the potential to optimize running efficiency by targeting the specific areas and functions of the body involved in running. The intention moving forward is to conduct the proposed study, as well as to make this current and future research available to clinicians, trainers, and runners who are interested in improving running efficiency, improving race times and/or preventing injury.
Degree ProgramHonors College