Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ankles Generate More Power Than Hips When Humans Run

Changing from walking to running resulted in a significant ( p=0.02) shift in power production from the hip to the ankle -Sportsmedicine first-of-kind study: hips are for walking, ankles for running: NC State’s Human PoWeR (Physiology of Wearable Robotics) Lab

MY COMMENT: Not sure I understand the implications here other than maybe runners could benefit by focusing on strength exercises below the knees- calf, and foot dorsi-flexion.

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