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How to Understand the Mechanics of Jogging But joggers make a number of bio-mechanical adjustments that help to dissipate the shock. For example, the flexed position of the knee and ankle when the heel strikes the ground allows the contracting muscles to stabilize the involved joints. In the contracted position the muscles act as
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Unformatted text preview: shock absorbers that diffuse the impact of landing. By the time the shock reaches the hip joint, it has been effectively reduced to one-sixth of its original intensity. These adjustments allow joggers to run for many years without serious injuries or premature wear of the joints....
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