Daily Mail: Researchers reveal the mechanics of running is simpler than thought – and it could revolutionise shoe design

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Daily Mail: Researchers reveal the mechanics of running is simpler than thought – and it could revolutionise shoe design

London's Daily Mail newspaper covered the research of Peter Weyand and the SMU Locomotor Laboratory. Weyand, who is Glenn Simmons Professor of Applied Physiology and professor of biomechanics in the Department of Applied Physiology and Wellness in SMU’s Simmons School, is director of the Locomotor Lab.

New study connects running motion to ground force, provides patterns for any runner

New study connects running motion to ground force, provides patterns for any runner. Concise scientific approach accurately predicts runner’s patterns of foot ground-force application — at all speeds and regardless of foot-strike mechanics.

ESPN: SMU Locomotor Performance Lab spotlighted during SMU-Texas A&M football game

ESPN, Gil Roberts, SMU, Peter Weyand, elite sprinters, human speed, biomechanics, runningThe SMU Locomotor Performance Laboratory saw a few minutes of play during the SMU-Texas A&M football game Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. ESPN's broadcast team stopped by to see the reigning U.S. National 400-meter champion Gil Roberts on the lab's high-tech treadmill.

Key to speed? Elite sprinters are unlike other athletes — deliver forceful punch to ground

Usain Bolt, elite sprinters, Weyand, punch, SMUThe world’s fastest sprinters have unique gait features that account for their ability to achieve fast speeds, according to two new studies from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. The new findings indicate that the secret to elite sprinting speeds lies in the distinct limb dynamics sprinters use to elevate ground forces upon foot-ground impact.

Lexington Herald-Leader: Cuban asks scientist to study physics of flopping

1d8VDM.AuSt.79Kentucky's Lexington Herald-Leader covered the research of SMU biomechanics expert Peter G. Weyand, who is teaming with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to investigate the forces involved in basketball collisions and the possibility of estimating “flopping” forces from video data. Herald-Leader Journalist Jerry Tipton quoted Weyand in his June 15 UK basketball column on the flopping research, "Cuban asks scientist to study physics of flopping

HuffPost: Mark Cuban donates $100,000 to research NBA flopping

markcubanNews blog Huffington Post picked up the coverage by KDAF's CW33 Nightcap News of the research of SMU biomechanics expert Peter G. Weyand, who is teaming with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to investigate the forces involved in basketball collisions and the possibility of estimating “flopping” forces from video data. Huffington Post reposted the Nightcap News video at "Mark Cuban Gives $100K to SMU to Fight NBA Flopping

Star Telegram: Eliminate flopping? Godspeed, Mark Cuban

Big Mac BlogFort Worth Star Telegram sports writer Mac Engel covered the research of SMU biomechanics expert Peter G. Weyand, who is teaming with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to investigate the forces involved in basketball collisions and the possibility of estimating “flopping” forces from video data. The coverage in Engel's The Big Mac Blog, "Eliminate flopping? Godspeed, Mark Cuban," was posted June 11.

KERA: Fed Up With ‘Flopping,’ Mark Cuban Funds SMU Study

flopKERA journalist Lauren Silverman covered the research of SMU biomechanics expert Peter G. Weyand, who is teaming with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to investigate the forces involved in basketball collisions and the possibility of estimating “flopping” forces from video data. The coverage, "Fed Up With 'Flopping,' Mark Cuban Funds SMU Study," was posted June 7.

WSJ: Physics of Flopping — Cuban Backs a Study

WSJ Cuban flopping 400x300The Wall Street Journal journalist Ben Cohen covered the research of SMU biomechanics expert Peter G. Weyand, who is teaming with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to investigate the forces involved in basketball collisions and the possibility of estimating “flopping” forces from video data. The coverage, "Physics of Flopping: Cuban Backs a Study," was posted June 7.

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