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Legs and leg movements are subtly adapted to mblimize the energy costs oj locomotion

@inproceedings{RLegsAL,
  title={Legs and leg movements are subtly adapted to mblimize the energy costs oj locomotion},
  author={R. and Alexander}
}
You are walking along, going to an appointment, when you realize that you a n rather late. You walk faster, and then faster still. You may double your speed, but your pattern of movement remains the pattern we call walking. Then, suddenly, you break into a run, an obviously different pattern of movement. Why did you do that? Why use one technique of movement at low speeds, and a dramatically different technique at high speeds? The change is made at a very predictable speed-about 2.5 meters per… Expand

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