CHANGES IN ANGULAR MOMENTUM DURING 10,000 M RACES

  • Yasushi Enomoto
  • Yuta Suzuki
  • Tetsu Chiba
  • Kanko Sugimoto
  • Hirosuke Kadono
  • Michiyoshi Ae
Keywords: distance running, elite runner, arm swing.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: In distance running, many coaches and runners pay attention not only to leg motion but also to arm and trunk motion. Hinrich (1987) studied angular momentum in running and suggested that main role of arm and trunk motion in running was to maintain the balance about vertical axis against leg motion. Unfortunately, there was little biomechanical study about arm and trunk motion for elite distance runners in races. The purpose of this study was to investigate the angular momentum about vertical axis for elite distance runners in the 10000m races.