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Ankle joint Different foot strike patterns can greatly influence ankle movement patterns and both dorsiflexed and plantarflexed ankles have been observed at foot strike. Most runners initially contact the running surface with their rearfoot and, for these runners, initial RHC03 1/2/2000 10:46 AM Page 29 BIOMECHANICS OF RUNNING Thigh angle (deg) Extension –40 Flexion 0 Toe off 40 80 Heel strike 30 60 Knee flexion (deg) 90 (a) 120 Ankle angle (deg) Dorsiflexion Plantarflexion 10 50 Toe off 90 130 Heel strike 30 60 Knee flexion (deg) 90 (b) 120 Fig.
In as many as 50% of elite distance runners, the arterial oxygen saturation may fall during sea level exercise at running intensities close to VO2max. The oxygen content of the blood may fall in exercise at intensities close to maximum because of a mismatch between perfusion of the vascular bed and local diffusion capacity. When the cardiac output is very high, pulmonary capillary transit time may be too short to allow complete equilibration to occur. The fact that desaturation occurs in athletes rather than in sedentary individuals may be a consequence of the small changes in lung function that occur with most types of training.
101 Quirky Cricket Facts by Hugh Larkin