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How to Understand the Mechanics of Jogging The main difference between walking and jogging is that the body is airborne during each stride while jogging. The airborne or “float” phase accounts for about 30 percent of the length of stride. The airborne phase represents one of the primary reasons the energy cost of jogging is higher than walking: More energy is required to propel the body into the air with each stride.
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Unformatted text preview: Overstriding is to be avoided. When the ankle is forward of the knee upon landing, the foot acts as a brake to forward motion. This reduces the efficiency of jogging and also puts stress upon the knee joint, increasing the probability of injury....
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This document was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course PFW 101 at Texas State.

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