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Re: [The Running Barefoot] The spring effect

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  • Gordon
    Absorbing shock is what loads the springs. It s an OK illustration, but seems a bit out of context. There s no mention of any energy return, for one thing.
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      Absorbing shock is what loads the springs. It's an OK illustration, but seems a bit out of context. There's no mention of any energy return, for one thing.

      Gordon

      --- In RunningBarefoot@yahoogroups.com, Burkard Eva-Maria <evamariabu@...> wrote:
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      > I don't think that's the spring effect on this illustration. It's more the shock absorbing effect. The spring is as I understand the function of the achilles tendon, which absorbs energy and returns it without muscular work. Very well described here:
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      > http://www.takethemagicstep.com/coaching/athletes/health-management/managing-achilles-tendon-injuries/
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      > Am 03.03.2012 um 00:44 schrieb Adolfo Neto:
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      > > Is this a good illustration of the spring effect?
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      > > http://bestdaybiomechanics.com/2012/03/02/the-spring-effect/
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