5 - Because the average jogger steps between 1,500 and...

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How to Understand the Mechanics of Jogging Mechanical factors that make jogging such a good aerobic conditioner are the very ones that can produce injury. The fact that joggers are airborne with every step results in a high-impact landing. The ground reaction force when the foot strikes the surface, coupled with the subsequent push-off that propels the body upward, is approximately equal to three times the body weight.
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Unformatted text preview: Because the average jogger steps between 1,500 and 1,700 strides per mile, the knees, hips, and feet absorb the shock of landing that many times. Multiply these values by the number of miles covered in a week, and you can understand the cumulative forces operating on the jogger....
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This document was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course PFW 101 at Texas State.

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