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Several Factors May Cause Biomechanical Differences Between Overground and Treadmill Running

Writer:realleaderfitnessDate:2017-2-23 09:26:36
The use of a treadmill in a research setting has been subject of much debate. Several factors are mentioned which may cause biomechanical differences between overground and treadmill running. First, nonmechanical factors as accommodation to the changed visual and auditory surroundings or fear during treadmill running may result in differences between overground and treadmill running biomechanics. Second, differences in air resistance may have an effect on treadmill running form. The effects of air resistance on running kinematics, however, will only be visible during running at high speeds. Third, intra-stride belt speed variations, due to an energy exchange between the treadmill and the runner, can cause differences in running kinematics compared to overground running. In particular low powered treadmills are more sensitive for opposite forces acting on the belt during running, resulting in larger belt speed variations. These variations in belt speed may lead to biomechanical differences during treadmill running when compared to overground running. Fourth, during running, leg stiffness is adjusted to the stiffness of the running surface.
 
This entry was posted on February 23, 2017 Fitness

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