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

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 20:30 in Health & Medicine

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 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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