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Hips take walking in stride; ankles put best foot forward in run

May 25, 2011

In a first-of-its-kind study comparing human walking and running motions – and whether the hips, knees or ankles are the most important power sources for these motions – researchers at North Carolina State University show that the hips generate more of the power when people walk, but the ankles generate more of the power when humans run. Knees provide approximately one-fifth or less of walking or running power.

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http://esciencenews.com/articles/2011/05/25/hips.take.walking.stride.ankles.put.best.foot.forward.run

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