Explore the field of biomechanics and learn how motion capture technology is used to study the how and why of how we move. Then, identify the forces that act on our feet and legs when we walk or run.
While people may not think of living organisms as machines, in many ways, they perform a lot like machines. So it's not surprising that coaches often refer to an athlete’s body as a machine during training.
Years back, I remember friends who played sports talking about how their coaches told them to consider their bodies as machines and to “take care of the machine and it will take care of you.”
A few years ago, my wife and I decided to think totally “out-of-the-box” in terms of physical fitness. We decided to run a half marathon. We joined the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. It provided a schedule for training, a training program that helped you with all aspects of running as well as trainers to help you prepare for the race. It also gave both of us a way to raise money and help a good cause.