JOINT MOMENTS OF THE LOWER EXTREMITIES OF CHIRUNNING TECHNIQUE IN CHIRUNNERS: A PILOT STUDY

  • Adam Teav
  • Jing Xian Li
Keywords: ChiRunning, Heel-toe strike, joint moment

Abstract

The purpose of this pilot study was to compare the joint moments of the lower extremities in the sagittal plane between the ChiRunning and the common heel-toe running techniques. Two male experienced ChiRunners participated in the study. The joint moments of the lower extremities were analyzed from the kinetic data collected during their ChiRunning and common heel-toe running. When compared to the heel-toe strike technique, ChiRunning technique showed that peak hip flexion moment and ankle dorsiflexion moment appeared earlier in the gait cycle. Ankle dorsiflexion moment was greater in magnitude while knee flexion moment was lower in magnitude.
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Coaching and Sports Activities