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« on: December 01, 2011, 05:09:26 PM »

so i've been doing a lot of hiking and reading on mudder-type competitions and keep seeing and trying to figure out the technique for taking on the downhill slopes.

i feel like i'm out of control if i'm running down a hill and i try not to slap my feet on the ground but with momentum and such it's difficult to control, so what is the proper technique for getting efficiently down a hill? even walking down a hill during a hike. if you've read "born to run", you read about the ultra-runners talking about how great a downhill is so they can recoup some energy and blast off when they hit the bottom. 

so what's the trick, folks? =)  btw, i always do a search before posting up a new topic so as not to keep repeating stuff, but i apologize in advance if i overlooked one.
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 03:36:11 PM »

I lean back until I have my general center of mass behind my point of support. This redirects gravity's torque to slow your decent. You should still land on your fore foot. Depending on how steep the hill, you may have to also bring your quads in to further slow your decent.
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 04:12:44 PM »

hey thanks. ill keep that in mind for next time. Smiley
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