Optimizing Running Efficiency Through Strength and Flexibility Training

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/578987
Title:
Optimizing Running Efficiency Through Strength and Flexibility Training
Author:
Dorri, Amanda Maryam
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The 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.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Physiology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Rankin, Lucinda; Allen, Jennifer

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleOptimizing Running Efficiency Through Strength and Flexibility Trainingen_US
dc.creatorDorri, Amanda Maryamen
dc.contributor.authorDorri, Amanda Maryamen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.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.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysiologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorRankin, Lucindaen
dc.contributor.advisorAllen, Jenniferen
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