slope correlated with injury (Read 77 times)


    I've been searching for a running study that correlates risk of injury with various downhill slopes.  No luck finding anything yet.  Has anyone seen something like this?


    (Specifically, the threshold downhill slope for minimum injury)

      Are you talking about slope alone or tripping and hitting head on rock or slipping on a muddy downhill?


      It will hurt more on steeper slopes because the downhill rock is further from you.


      I guess I'm asking what do you mean by "threshold downhill slope for minimum injury"? Trained or untrained runner / hiker? One time event or repeatedly running it every day for 30 min or more or ...?

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        Did more searching and found something that might fit the bill: ground forces reaction during downhill and uphill running, Gottschall and Kram