Tag: hill climbing

Are You Prone to Ankle Sprains?

The ankle joint is comprised of three bones: the two bones of the lower leg, tibia and fibula and the top bone of the foot, the talus. Talus is an interesting bone because of all the bones in the body, it is the only one without any muscle attachments. Therefore, its role is a weight bearing one. I like to think of it as something that receives the weight of the body above and distributes it down and back through the heel bone, and forward through the forefoot. The talus is an architectural k

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Stair Climbing 101

This is a video posting that will hopefully illustrate how most people (and some cats) climb stairs and then a more mechanically optimal way to climb stairs, or any grade really. If you really slow down and have a look at how  you climb stairs, you might find that it goes something like this: https://youtu.be/-6k7NA7n9xk You step, lean onto the forward leg, and with a combination of arm pulling and quadriceps pushing (i.e., front of front leg pushing back), you pull yourself up onto t

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