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Unformatted text preview: F OOT P LANT Contact Phase (Footplant Phase) Initiate movement with a push off with ball of foot and toes of one foot Toes point straight ahead Swing Phase After push off is made, the leg swings forward as flexion is initiated at the hip joint, then the knee and the ankle lift the foot to clear the ground As the foot again contacts the ground, the weight is transferred from the heel along the outer edge of the foot to the ball and to the toes as the next push off begins Do not run on toes run with a heel contacting first Stride Footfall and stride length relate to speed and distance, and must change as pace increases or decreases The slower the pace, the shorter the stride The point of contact should be directly under the knee Breathing Breathe rhythmically and naturally Set some kind of breath/stride pattern...
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- Spring '12