Driving Movement Research Paper

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The main movements when running take place in the lower body, the leg action when running involves the hip, knee and ankle joints, the joints produces two actions; driving phase and recovery phase. Driving phase is when the leg is in contact with the floor and recovery phase is when the leg is in action. Driving phase when running, requires the hip and knee joint to extended and the ankle plantar to be flexed, the muscles engaged are gluteus maximus, hamstrings, quadriceps and
Gastrocnemius. As the hip and knee joints extend and engage the muscles, gluteus maximus in turn contracts allowing the hamstrings and quads to lengthen. When the leg touches the floor, the body is then propelled forwards by concentric isotonic contractions and recovery
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