Pace length effects in human walking: "groucho" gaits revisited.

  title={Pace length effects in human walking: "groucho" gaits revisited.},
  author={John E. A. Bertram and Paul D'Antonio and Jaime Pardo and David V. Lee},
  journal={Journal of motor behavior},
  volume={34 3},
In the present study, the authors explored the effect of manipulating the distance between footfalls (pace length) in level walking in 3 men. The translational kinetic energy to gravitational potential energy (E(k)-E(p)) exchange was found to be maintained until pace length reached approximately 110% of single limb length. Beyond that pace length, the compliance of the support limb increased, apparently to allow the muscular absorption of excess kinetic energy. E(p) oscillations decreased with… CONTINUE READING

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