Human Body Articles

Mileage in Running

Each organism has its own limit of energy, which is mostly predetermined by its genetics.

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On your feet all day

A while ago I was asked to discuss this topic by one of our clinic’s attendees in London. He had a job that required staying on his feet all day and he had lots of problems due to such overloading. I wasn’t surprised to hear about his problems related to this circumstance. It’s not just… Read more

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Physical Culture

Culture – latin cultura – fineness of feelings, thoughts, tastes, manners, etc., civilization of a given people or nation at a given time; development of the mind or body by education, training, etc., behavior that is socially taught, rather than instinctive or individual. (Thorndike-Barnhart Student Dictionary, HarperCollins Publishers, 1992 p.270). Why do we need to… Read more

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Gravity and movement

Gravity is mentioned everywhere – advertising, articles, news, etc. It is talked about in relation to what seems to be a random selection of things like treadmills and some other exercise equipment, shoes, even bras, and a few other curious products. All of that is great yet based on the information mentioned along with the… Read more

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Pose Method of Running in Sports

The question of how to use Pose Method of running effectively in other sports is asked all the time. Running is part of virtually all sports and athletic activities, but it’s not all just running of course. We’re dealing here with sprinting, dashing, zig zagging, coming to a sudden stop and then suddenly dashing again,… Read more

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The Real Paradox of the Extensor Paradox

Considering the running motion, we already know that maximum quadriceps muscle activity occurs at the transition between knee flexion and extension and coincides with maximum vertical ground reaction force. After this, knee extensor muscle activity starts to diminish and ends almost entirely just as leg extension begins. So as the leg is rapidly extending, the… Read more

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Muscle elasticity

What is muscle elasticity? If you were to stretch a muscle you would see it shrink back a bit. In plain words, it’s a natural ability to recover to original form upon the removal of the force initially applied. In physical activity it is the ability of muscles to perform work, specifically, to contract rapidly… Read more

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The foot

Indeed it is. A human foot is a rather small yet vital part of the body. Intricately designed – 26 bones connected by 33 joints and over a 100 of ligaments, tendons and muscles – it supports our entire body, it accepts the full load of our bodyweight and sometimes way more. It is our… Read more

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