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Skipping has lower knee joint contact forces and higher metabolic cost compared to running.

08:00 EDT 28th March 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Skipping has lower knee joint contact forces and higher metabolic cost compared to running."

The health benefits of running based exercise programs are plentiful however the high rate of injury in these programs often reduces or eliminates exercise participation. Skipping has shorter steps, reduced vertical ground reaction forces (GRFs), and lower knee extensor torques, compared to running forming the basis of the present hypothesis that skipping would have lower tibio-femoral and patello-femoral joint contact forces.

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Name: Gait & posture
ISSN: 1879-2219
Pages: 414-419

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