Jog

Classification

Bearing: Weight
Impact: High

Instructions

Preparation

Lean forward with staggered stance, left leg bent forward and right leg extended back. Bend arms to sides of body.

Execution
Swing right knee forward while left leg extends back and remains in contact with ground. In unison to leg movement, swing left bent arm forward and right bent arm back. Extend right leg forward as left heal rises off ground.

Extend left foot as left hip and knee terminate extension propelling body forward as both feet are no longer in contact with ground. Begin to swing left arm back and right arm forward. Continue to extend right knee in preparation for initial landing while raising left heel toward buttock. Right foot makes contact with ground, then right knee bends as it quickly travels underneath body.

Repeat jogging pattern with opposite leg, alternating between sides. Continue jogging at comfortable pace until specific distance is covered or prescribed time has elapsed.

Comments

Jogging involves traveling at a pace of less than 6 mph (~10 kmph), while running involves anything faster than 6 mph (~10 kmph). Body leans forward during initial take-off stride. Afterwhich, keep body and head more upright throughout jog. 

Alternative initiation form involves leaning forward at left ankle while stepping forward with right leg. To lean from ankles, lean whole body forward until body begins to fall forward. Immediately step forward and begin running.

Arm swing to opposes high rotational forces produced from the legs to maintain straighter forward path during running. Swing arms opposite to legs with arms bent to sides and shoulders and hands relaxed. After foot makes contact with ground, allow knee to bend slightly so leg absorbs impact and so it can later extend behind body.

Force (Articulation)

Dynamic

Static

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